Linguistic anthropology as a way of doing ethnography; language as symbolic form, vehicle of thought, and instrument of social interaction; speech events as cultural texts.
Course Outline: 
1. Introduction
2. Biography of a Sentence
3. Silence Across Languages
4. Beyond Translation
5. On Emerson on Language
6. Language in Particular
7. Quoting the Ancestors
8. Stalking with Stories
9. Speaking with Names
10. Wisdom Sits in Places
11. Preliminary Essay I
12. Preliminary Essay II
13. Final Essay