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Chapter 4: Language Language: system of communication that uses symbols - such as words, sounds, and gestures,  to convey any kind of information  >productivity: use known words to invent new word combinations  >displacement: the ability to use words to refer to objects or events not immediately  present or events that happened in the past or happening in the future  Descriptive Linguistics: study of the construction of sounds, their meanings, and their combina- tion into forms that communicate meaning  >Phonemes: smallest units of sound that can make a difference in any meaning >Phonology: study of what sounds exist and which ones are important in a language >Morphemes (words): smallest units of sound that carry meaning on their own  >Morphology: study of the patterns and rules of how sounds combine to make  morphemes
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  • Spring '10
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  • Biological Anthropology, Kinesics, smallest units, culture shapes language, new word combinations

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