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Reading for November 14:

Goffman, “The Lecture”
Tedlock, “Toward a Poetics of Polyphony and Translatability”

Reading for November 7:

Dauenhauer, "Koyukon Riddle-Poems"
Malinowski, "The Meaning of Meaningless Words and the Coefficient of Weirdness"
Ortiz, Song, Poetry and Language-Expression and Perception

Reading for October 31:

Tedlock and Mannheim's Dialogic Emergence of Culture, introduction and chapters 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, and 9

Reading for October 17:

Lee, “Linguistic Reflection of Wintu Thought”
Lakoff and Kövecses, “The Cognitive Model of Anger Inherent in American English”
Frake, “The Ethnographic Study of Cognitive Systems" and "How to Ask for a Drink in Subanun”

Reading for October 3:

Friedrich, “Linguistic Relativism and Poetic Indeterminacy”
Sampson, “The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis”
Whorf, “An American Indian Model of the Universe” and “The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language”

Reading for September 19:

Tedlock, “The Boy and the Deer” and “Phonography and the Problem of Time”
Note that as of 9/13/00, there's additional material to consider when reading “The Boy and the Deer.”

Reading for September 12:

Aristotle, chapters 20-21
Note that this was handed out in class; it may not be posted yet.
Jakobson, chapters 7, 8, 10, 19, 23
Read chapter 23 first.
Lévi-Strauss, “The Structural Study of Myth”


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Last update: Monday November 13, 2000