Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

ANT 275 - Language Myths (3 Cr.)

Every day we hear people evaluating other people’s speech: “Can you believe it? She said ‘ain’t’!” “I know he’s a smart guy, but he just sounds so ignorant!” Underlying such statements are myths about language and the way it works. This course aims to explore language myths on three levels. First of all, students will learn to challenge their own linguistic beliefs. Secondly, they will understand the role of linguistic misconceptions in the perpetuation of social inequality. Finally, the course serves as a general introduction to linguistic anthropology. Prerequisites: ANT 107  or SOC 206. Fall semester. Offered 2013-2014 and alternate years. Frekko.