Anthropology Department

Linguistic Anthropology

Linguistic anthropology is one of the four main North American subfields of anthropology that focuses on the nature, meanings, uses, and survival of languages in their sociocultural and historical contexts. Most of the study of linguistic anthropology at Fort Lewis College is contextualized within a variety of courses (e.g., Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology). One course that specifically addresses linguistic issues—Language and Culture—counts towards the sociocultural requirement in the major.