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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
Fall 2015 Classes

ANTH 120:
S/Language & Culture

    An introduction to language as a part of culture and culture as a part of language. Topics include language and humanity, lexicon and cultural values, language acquisition and socialization, language
    and thought, and language as a means of communication and social discourse. Attention is called to the empirical and theoretical inspirations of language study for the study of culture and cross-cultural analysis. Offered every fall
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ANTH 231:

    This course examines the intimate relationship between language and society. It will study micro-sociolinguistics, i.e., the way conversation correlates with social variables (class, gender, ethnicity
    , and education). The course will also focus on macro-sociolinguistics, i.e., linguistic engineering and language attitudes. Contemporary issues such as bilingualism, biculturalism, ethnic linguistic conflicts, and educational policies will be explored. Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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ANTH 328:
Sec Lang Acquistn&Culture Lrng

    A survey of the major concerns and theories of applied linguistics. Emphasis is on various analyses of first and second language acquisition in general and the communicative and functional approaches
    in particular. Major topics include the developmental stages of language acquisition, the differences between first and second language acquisition, language universals and core grammar, interlanguage, and culture learning in the second language classroom, etc. Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or permission of instructor. Not offered on a regular basis
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