INSTRUCTOR: DR. DENISE TROUTMAN, SPRING SEMESTER 2016
What is politeness REALLY about? What will happen in LIN 491 (section 001)?
Unfortunately, not much is written about politeness/impoliteness in the African American speech community. In LIN 491, we will examine major theories, exploring their adequacy in addressing human behaviors. Specifically, we will devote attention to interrogating politeness/impoliteness within the African American speech community. Students will work on academic-style writing, generating an analytical paper and a digital project at the end of the course.