LNGS 722: Current Trends in Ethnography of Communication


This course is aimed at studying the current trends in ethnography of communication. It will critically examine current theories in ethnography as applied to specific sociolinguitic routines. The course will examine ethnography in social practice in different settings: education, workplace, courtroom, health places, etc. Topics to be studied include language and social identity, language and power, language ideology, semiotics, humour, linguistic etiquette and intercultural communication.