7. Language

The final reading in part 1 of Cultural Anthropology 2020–after pondering Anthropology-in-General, Culture, and Fieldwork–was about language. We read the first part of chapter 4, “Language” for this class and then discussed Language Diversity in the next class.

The class had similar themes to Intro-to-Anthropology on Language, including Laura Bohannan’s Shakespeare in the Bush (in Guest, 101). (See this Shakespeare in the Bush blog-post for some of my own thoughts on the article.)


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