Course Details

Course offered Spring 2008

H A&S 350 D: Language and Method for Encounters in Sierra Leone (2008)

H A&S 350 D: Language and Method for Encounters in Sierra Leone (2008)

SLN 13564 (View UW registration info »)

Clarke Speed (Anthropology)
Email: landogo@uw.edu
Brook Kelly (Honors Program; Advisor)
Office: MGH 211, Box 352800
Phone: 206.221.6131
Email: bbkelly@uw.edu

Credits: 2, c/nc
Limit: 15 students

Credit Type

Students must be participating in the Honors Exploration seminar to Sierra Leone, Summer 2008
This seminar on Sierra Leonian languages and ethnographic methods is restricted to participants in the UW Honors Program Exploration Seminar/Sierra Leone (June 2008). Our work includes laying a foundation in Sierra Leone Krio (the lingua franca) and basic greetings in Landogo (the language spoken in Kagbere). We also engage ethnographic theory and method which includes participant observation, interview techniques, writing field notes, and revealing hidden semantic domains. The required texts are Emerson, Fretz, and Shaw’s Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (1995) and a UW Sierra Leone ‘Krio Language Learning Manual’ found at Professional Copy and Print on the Ave. Course requirements include doing an ethnographic project here in Seattle and a Concept Notebook.