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Jennifer Guzman

Visiting Assistant Professor

of Anthropology

Bailey 108
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Jennifer Guzman has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2014

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D, Anthropology UCLA
  • M.A., Linguistics UC Davis
  • B.A., Notre Dame
Spring 2015 Classes

ANTH 100:
S/M/Intr Cultural Anthropology

    This course has two broad aims. One is to introduce students to the field of cultural anthropology by paying close attention to what anthropologists do and how they do it. The other is to explore so
    me of the ways in which people organize their lives and construct systems of meaning -- from kin relations and gender roles to economic systems and marriage patterns, religion and healing. In the process, we will be challenged to think about the value of cultural diversity in an increasingly interconnected world and to see ourselves from others' point of view.
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ANTH 220:
Intro Linguistic Analysis

    This course focuses on the structural analysis of language, with special emphasis on the techniques of descriptive linguistics, transformational grammar, and historical linguistics. Major topics incl
    ude phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Skills are trained in sound transcription, phonemics, morphemics, and syntactic derivation for cross-linguistic comparison. Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring
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ANTH 305:
Field Meth&Tech in Linguistics

    Methods and techniques are offered in the traditions of structuralism to provide practical guidance for investigators of language in the field, where they collect data from living speakers. Topics in
    clude the theoretical underpinnings and discovery procedure of field linguistics, informant selection, sample building, data elicitation, file management, preliminary data analysis, and issues of relationship, etc. Prerequisites: ANTH 120 and ANTH 220 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring
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