This is the class site for a linguistic anthropology course taught at Brooklyn College called People & Language. This introductory course is broadly about the whats and whys of language, and specifically about how people use language in interaction in a variety of different contexts.
On this site you will find open-access resources to think, learn, and teach about language using a historically-guided, politically-centered, critical approach. These include academic texts, news articles, different forms of media, and lived experiences. On the Blog Posts page, you will find brief pieces by students who have taken this course in which they reflect on the implications of what we study in their daily lives, and present analyses using the course content.
We encourage you to participate in our reflections by commenting on our blog posts!