Re: Elementary Question

Ania Lian (ania@LINGUA.CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 12:03:49 +1000

On Mon, 12 Aug 1996, Elizabeth Becker wrote:

> What would you say is the difference between social-cultural
> anthropology and sociology? I surfed the 'net, and the only
> quasi-definitions I found were at the UW-Superior web site, and
> those were incredibly vague.
> Could it possibly be that the major differences are ones of
> methodology? For instance, grossly stated, anthropologists tend
> to use ethnographic methods, whereas sociologists tend to use
> surveys?

and should not both learn from one another and use both methodologies? I
think that disciplines merge and just as well. If only linguists did that