Language is intimately connected to cultural identity and it is through language that we express our relationships to land and to other beings. Throughout history, language has been a powerful tool in the creation of social difference and the maintenance of social inequality. It has also functioned as a means of resistance to dominance and oppression. This course applies an anthropological perspective to the study of language ideologies and strategies across time and space, and within the contexts of colonialism, state-building, nationalism, Indigenous rights, and cultural resurgence.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
ANTH 355 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.