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LING-L 481: LANGUAGE IN AFRICA (3 credits)


Study of language as an integral component of the lives of African peoples. Topics include linguistic rituals such as greetings, condolences, apologies, and leave-taking; speaking the unspeakable, joking and insulting, story telling, proverbs, and anthroponymy. Issues addressed include women and rhetoric, language education, and the dynamics of language spread.