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  Reminiscences by Pike on Early American Anthropological Linguistics
In the summer of 1937, I studied with Sapir at the Linguistics Institute of the Linguistic Society of America being held at the University of Michigan.
One linguist told me that Bloomfield was living in his home for the summer, but had instructed him not to invite visitors.
While this was good for anthropological linguistics—all linguistics is anthropological, by the way—it was unsettling for me personally because I came out of the Bloomfieldian descriptive linguistics school, and especially because the transformational revolution shoved my own tagmemics theory to the back-burner.
www.sil.org /silewp/2001/001/SILEWP2001-001.html   (7202 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Anthropological linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Anthropological linguistics is the study of language through human genetics and human development.
This strongly overlaps the field of linguistic anthropology, which is the branch of anthropology that studies humans through the languages that they use.
Whatever one calls it, this field has had a major impact in the studies of visual perception (especially colour) and bioregional democracy, both of which are concerned with distinctions that are made in languages about perceptions of the surroundings.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Anthropological_linguistics   (362 words)

 blackwell encyclopedia
Boas' second reason for considering linguistics important for the study of anthropology had to do with his feeling that linguistic study was able to provide deep insight into the workings of the human mind without the need for judgments on the part of informants.
Chomsky's theoretical orientation took linguists away from the descriptive study of phonology and morphology and focused activity on syntax as the central formal structure of language.
Anthropological linguists began during the same period to direct their work away from the study of formal linguistic structures, and toward the study of language use in social and cultural context.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Anthropology/publications/Anthling.htm   (2870 words)

 About - Linguistics -School of Classics and Linguistics - University of Canterbury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Linguistics is an exciting field, not only because of its own achievements, but also because of its contributions to other fields.
Anthropological linguistics deals with the relationship between language and culture; also it involves the study of little-known languages in their cultural setting.
Linguistics also plays a key role in cognitive science, which involves collaboration among computer science, neurology, philosophy, and psychology, working together for greater understanding of human cognition (learning, memory, information storage and retrieval in the brain, and human thinking and mental activity in general).
www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz /about.shtml   (669 words)

 Anthropological Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Anthropological linguistics will provide students with training in language and communication from the broad cross-cultural perspective of Anthropology.
Training in anthropological linguistics provides the student with technical and analytical skills that have significant applicability in a wide variety of jobs.
Anthropological linguistic skills are also important in the field of domestic communications, including television, print media, and education.
www.ac.wwu.edu /~anthro/anthro-ling.html   (148 words)

 Anthropological Linguistics at UAlbany
Linguistic Anthropology is the study of humanness through the languages humans use.
Linguistic anthropologists at UAlbany do this through field work around the world where they work with informants to document and analyze languages, as well as study how language acquisition occurs under transcultural cirumstances and the implications of multilingualism in social contexts.
Documentation of the phonology and linguistic prosody of the languages of Zambia.
www.albany.edu /anthro/linguistics.htm   (264 words)

 What's New at the National Anthropological Archives (May 2006)
The National Anthropological Archives is pleased to announce its acquisition of the papers of Alan Harwood, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
The National Anthropological Archives is pleased to announce its acquisition of the papers of George R. Saunders, the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor of Anthropology at Lawrence University.
The National Anthropological Archives is pleased to announce the availability of a Register to the Papers of Frank Spencer (1941-1999), a physical anthropologist well known for his scholarly account of the infamous Piltdown hoax, a scientific fraud that went undetected for more than 40 years.
www.nmnh.si.edu /naa/whatsnew.htm   (2560 words)

 USC: Linguistics Program
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and includes subdisciplines such as phonetics/phonology (the study of speech sounds), morphology (the study of word structure), grammar/syntax (the study of phrasal and sentence structure), and semantics (the study of meaning).
The field of linguistics is related to many other areas of study and is a specialization within certain areas: anthropological linguistics, psycholinguistics, or Spanish linguistics, for example.
Linguistics 300: Introduction to Language Sciences (cross-listed as Anthropology 373 and Psychology 470).
www.cla.sc.edu /Ling/undergrad.html   (360 words)

 FIU Linguistics Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Linguistics at Florida International University offers a master's and a certificate program with courses taught through the departments of English and Modern Languages.
Miami's unique linguistic situation contributes to an academic environment in which the study of the nature of language becomes relevant on a daily basis.
The M.A. in Linguistics is based on a strong core of courses in the traditional areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and historical) with an additional emphasis on creole studies, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, English linguistics, and Romance linguistics.
www.fiu.edu /~linguist   (1246 words)

Linguistics courses may be taken individually, but there is also an interdisciplinary minor available.
Students minoring in linguistics are strongly encouraged to study foreign languages, achieving proficiency in at least one, as well as social and behavioral sciences.
A psychological and linguistic study of the mental processes underlying the acquisition and use of language; how children acquire the structure of language and how adults make use of linguistic systems.
www.wfu.edu /academics/linguistics/linguists_and_program_WFU.html   (760 words)

 Linguistics Department
As a social science, linguistics may be related to anthropology in describing language as part of culture; or it may be related to physics in describing phonetics; it may even be considered a natural science, related to the physical science of acoustics and the biological sciences of anatomy and physiology.
The interdisciplinary aspects of linguistic study are reflected in the organization of the program which offers a core of general linguistics courses and draws upon linguistically related courses in other departments.
Linguistics majors are required to take two progressive semesters of any two languages or four progressive semesters of any one language.
www.fullerton.edu /catalog/academic_departments/ling.asp   (1990 words)

 Definitions of Anthropological Terms
anthropological linguistics - the branch of anthropology that studies human language.
Linguistic anthropology is mainly concerned with the technical analysis of language.
Anthropological linguistics focuses more on the interplay of language and culture.
oregonstate.edu /instruct/anth370/gloss.html   (5871 words)

 The Four Fields of Anthropology
The remaining three subfields (archaeology, ethnology, and linguistics) are all considered cultural anthropology, although cultural anthropology is also used as a pseudonym for ethnology.
One of the common goals of historical linguistics is to identify groups that originally shared a common language and thereby have a historical relationship.
Structural linguistics is the study of differences in the structure of language.
www.unm.edu /~vanpool/anth101/thefour.htm   (896 words)

 Welcome to Berkeley Linguistics
After that time most linguistic work at U.C. Berkeley was done through the Anthropology Department where, under the direction of the noted anthropological linguist Alfred Kroeber, extensive efforts were devoted to the recording and describing of unwritten languages, especially American Indian languages spoken in California and elsewhere in the United States.
With the approximately 50 graduate students in progress toward the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, Berkeley linguists remain committed to the empirical, historical, and theoretical study of linguistic structure within a broad linguistic, cultural, and cognitive context.
We are also committed to linguistics in the service of endangered languages, and support a number of language revitalization programs for Native Americans.
www.linguistics.berkeley.edu   (345 words)

 Oxford University Press: Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A lively, multi-sited linguistic ethnography of African American women's day-to-day experiences
A highly accessible and now thoroughly updated introduction to languages and what it is that linguists do
We value your opinion and feedback about our website.
www.oup.com /us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/SociolinguisticsAnthropologicalL/?view=usa&sf=featured   (233 words)

 Philosophy, Anthropology, and Linguistics
All her background in linguistics has made her often reflect on the responsibility of the translator's work and the difficulties translation professionals are faced with when translating a text.
Within linguistics, one of universal rationalism's exponents is Chomsky, who in the 1950s proposed a theory defending the innate character of the faculty of language.
Due to the importance that this linguistic paradigm has exerted from the 1930s until well into the century, it is no wonder that translation was more centered on linguistic structure and how structural relations of the ST could be preserved in the TT.
accurapid.com /journal/27philosophy.htm   (2214 words)

 BU Libraries | Research Guide | Linguistics
This is a very comprehensive and well-organized source which lists and describes resources used to study linguistics, from dictionaries to core periodicals.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (Language and Language Behavior Abstracts - the primary index for linguistics.
This volume is a historical and comparative linguistic study of Spanish, covering the Roman conquest to the Reconquest.
www.bu.edu /library/guides/ling.html   (3904 words)

 OLAC Linguistic Subject Vocabulary
These codes describe the content of a resource as about a particular subfield of linguistic science, or about the level of linguistic structure which is the primary concern of a given subfield.
For example, 'Applied Linguistics' may be narrower, as it applies only to linguistic applications in the classroom, and 'Semantics' might be wider, encompassing as it does Lexical Semantics.
The use of linguistic methods as applied to language and education, for example to literacy or language learning.
www.language-archives.org /REC/field.html   (2186 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Linguistics: Journals
Anthropological Linguistics - Quarterly scholarly journal publishing articles on world cultures and languages, with an emphasis on Native Americans.
Linguistics and Education - A quarterly international research journal on all topics related to linguistics and education.
Oceanic Linguistics - Devoted to the study of the indigenous languages of the Oceanic area and parts of Southeast Asia.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Journals   (4951 words)

 Linguistics and Cognitive Science Brief Guide to Research
Signed articles by recognized specialists cover languages and all branches of linguistics, primarily for students and scholars of linguistics and related fields.
Intended for those with an interest in the field of applied linguistics as it relates to second and foreign language education.
Includes chapters on the emerging discipline of applied linguistics, language skills, discourse analysis, second language learning, second language teaching, variation in language use, bilingualism, multilingualism, language policy and planning, translation and interpretation, language assessment, and technological applications in applied linguistics.
library.albany.edu /subject/guides/linguistics.html   (1595 words)

 Syllabus, ANT 730 Seminar in Anthropological Linguistics
Anthropology is a holistic discipline in which the various subdisciplines (cultural, linguistic, physical, and archaeological) approach the study of languages with different objectives and goals.
Linguistic and cultural anthropologists seek to know how language reflects the culturally relative structure of experience, how discourse conventions shape social intercourse, and how language reflects ethnic identities and social structures.
UNLV students from a graduate seminar such as this one won 1st and 3rd prizes at a recent SWAA meeting and both papers were published in the SWAA proceedings.
www.nevada.edu /~gbp/syllabi/ant730.htm   (1743 words)

 Northwest Coast Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is strongest in Linguistics and weakest in Archaeology.
There are no Tlingit linguistic references at this time either, I don't even remember why I did not include them originally, probably because of their close connection to Athabaskan and Eyak which languages were not included in my research.
The interpretation of glottalized resonants in Straits Salish, in Linguistic and literary studies in honor of Archibald A. Hill, Vol.II.
www.lib.montana.edu /~bcoon/nwcst.html   (5048 words)

 Linguistics at Florida Atlantic University
Linguists List one of the largest sites with many links and with daily mail- ings to subscribers on topics of interest to linguists concerning jobs, new books, reviews, new graduate and undergraduate programs, conference announcements, requests for information, and so on (www.linguistlist.org)
Linguistics Society of America, truly the international society for linguists, with a large site with definitions of all the sub-fields of linguistics, a program directory, resolutions of the society on public language matters such as Ebonics, a list of linguistics journals, links to affiliated organ- izations, and more (www.lsadc.org)
Linguistic Data Consortium - creates, collects and distributes speech and text databases, lexicons and other resources for research and development purposes.
www.linguistics.fau.edu /links.htm   (647 words)

 Degrees of Linguistics at the University of Missouri-Columbia
A major in linguistics offers students a liberal education and prepares them for graduate study in linguistics or related fields; it also develops the verbal and analytical skills that are valuable in a wide variety of professional careers.
A graduate minor field in Linguistics is available to graduate students.
MA and PhD degree programs with emphasis in linguistics and language are available in some cooperating departments (anthropology, communication, English, Romance Languages, philosophy).
www.missouri.edu /~ling/degrees.html   (445 words)

 LINGUIST List 12.2420: Anthropological Linguistics
A Manual of Linguistic Field Work and Structures of Indian Languages ANVITA ABBI Center of Linguistics and English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi This is a manual on linguistic field methodology with special reference to Indian language structures.
The author has drawn a large number of first-hand collected examples from lesser-known and 'tribal' languages of India to expose the readers to the variety and diversity of linguistic data available in the subcontinent.
Sets of questionnaires on commonly investigated topics are included in the 'appendix' to facilitate field worker to come to grips with the theoretical and structural aspects of languages in general and Indian languages in specific.
www.linguistlist.org /issues/12/12-2420.html   (456 words)

 Linguistics Abstracts - Journal Information
Each year Linguistics Abstracts contains nearly 3,000 abstracts in English of linguistics articles appearing in all the key journals in the field.
Linguistics Abstracts Online is indispensable for conducting quick, accurate and comprehensive research, for writing papers, preparing teaching materials for students, compiling bibliographies and checking references, and for keeping up-to-date with emerging trends and important developments in the field.
Blackwell's Linguist List Plus is a unique partnership between The Linguist List and Blackwell Publishing, designed to bring useful linguistics publications direct to the linguist's desktop.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0267-5498   (403 words)

 Department of Linguistics - CSULB
The MA in Linguistics with an option in TESL provides both a strong grounding in the basic areas of linguistics and specific courses in TESL.
The MA in General Linguistics is designed for students who want a broad coverage of basic area in Linguistics, either as a background for teaching at a community college level, as preparation for a PhD program in Linguistics or related areas, or as preparation for applied work in Linguistics and related areas.
The General Linguistics Core consists of all courses in the first three categories and one course in research methodology.
www.csulb.edu /depts/ling/masters.htm   (660 words)

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