Lise Dobrin

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Anthropology
Office location and address
1702 University Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Doctoral Dissertation Research: Documentation and Description of Abu' Arapesh [aah] and its Speech Surrogate System
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2019 – February 28, 2022
Documentation and Analysis of Yawuno Teneyo Liguistic Practices
Source: School of Oriental and African Studies
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2021
AS-ANTH Robert Conrad and Bukiyip Arapesh transcripts
Source: U.S. Nfah - Nat'L Endowment For The Humanities
March 01, 2013 – August 31, 2015
INST 1550: Interdisciplinary Studies-Student Initiated Courses
Credits: 1–3
With sponsorship and supervision by a faculty member and approval of the Dean's Office, acting for the Committee on Educational Programs and the Curriculum, students may initiate a course in which they provide the instruction. The grade is determined by the faculty member. These courses count as "outside the College." Students in the College may offer no more than 3.0 credits for the B.A. or B.S. Consult the INST course web page at http://www.uvastudentcouncil.com/student-services/initiatives/cavalier-education-program/ (copy and paste Web address into browser) for specific descriptions.
ANTH 2400: Language and Culture
Credits: 3
Introduces the interrelationships of linguistic, cultural, and social phenomena with emphasis on the importance of these interrelationships in interpreting human behavior. No prior knowledge of linguistics is required.
ANTH 3559: New Course in Anthropology
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of Anthropology.
LING 4993: Independent Study in Linguistics
Credits: 3
Conducted by students under the supervision of an instructor of their choice.
LING 4994: Linguistics Internship
Credits: 1–3
In this course students will work closely with a professor on an ongoing research project.
ANTH 5440: Morphology
Credits: 3
An overview of morphological theory within the generative paradigm. Covers notions of the morpheme, theories of the phonology-syntax interface (e.g., lexical phonology, prosodic morphology, optimality theory), and approaches to issues arising at the morphology-syntax interface (e.g., inflection, agreement, incorporation, compounding).
ANTH 5465: Language and the Culture of Preservation
Credits: 3
Why save endangered languages? What makes this work compelling to the diverse stakeholders involved? What kinds of obstacles do language preservation projects repeatedly encounter and why? This seminar explores language preservation as a cultural phenomenon in which issues of temporality, ownership, identity, and authenticity come to the fore.
ANTH 5549: Topics in Theoretical Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology
Credits: 3
Seminars in topics of specific interest to faculty and advanced students will be announced prior to each semester.
ANTH 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
LING 8998: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Preparation for Master's Research, no thesis director.
ANTH 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
ANTH 9010: Directed Readings
Credits: 1–12
Directed Readings
ANTH 9020: Directed Readings
Credits: 1–12
Directed Readings
ANTH 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
ANTH 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.