Middlebury

LNGT 0395

Language and the Environment

Language and the Environment
Do languages simply put different labels on the environment, from rocks to trees to carbon, or are what we see and what we value shaped by the ways that we talk about it? Drawing upon ethnography, linguistics, and critical discourse analysis, we will explore how environmental perceptions and modes of action are formed in and through language. We will bring an appreciation of language differences to the analysis of ongoing environmental controversies, where the various stakeholders draw contrasting boundaries between nature and culture and define human involvement with nature in different ways. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Anthropology)/
Subject:
Linguistics
Department:
Linguistics
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:
SOAN 0395 *

Sections

Spring 2021

LNGT0395A-S21 Lecture

Spring 2020

LNGT0395A-S20 Lecture (Nevins)

Spring 2018

LNGT0395A-S18 Lecture (Nevins)

Spring 2016

LNGT0395A-S16 Lecture (Nevins)

Spring 2015

LNGT0395A-S15 Lecture (Nevins)