Linguistic Anthropology

Linguistic anthropology is taught by Susan S. Wadley (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1973) and Robert Rubinstein (Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton, 1977) although other faculty work with language-related issues and discourse. In addition, students can take sociolinguistics with Tej Bhatia, a linguist, who also teaches courses on world englishes and language and globalization. 

Several recent dissertations have had linguistic foci: P. Chaise Ladousa (Ph.D. 1999) worked on English and Hindi medium schooling in north India while Greg Feldman (Ph.D. 2001) analyzed the discourses around Estonia’s language policies as they affect the assimilation of Russian minorities into the new Estonian state.