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anthro2.1015 - Anthropology 2 Hines 10/15/07 Linguistics 1....

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Anthropology 2 Hines 10/15/07 Linguistics 1. Linguistics Displacement o Ability to communicate ideas apart from immediate temporal and/or geographic context o Talk and think about any number of possible real and imaginable worlds, future, past, unrealized circumstances Productivity o Ability to combine multiple calls together o Almost infinite capacity to create new messages a. sociolinguistics – study of relationships between social and linguistic variation; language in the social context, the question of why (why do this, etc) i. codes Micro-cultural languages – dozens of individual languages within one language or area Language practice as a symbol – converse in specific code, “part of group”, way of talking and thinking for a specific area or group ii. code-switching Ability to use multiple codes properly – using different codes around certain people, friends, family, bosses, etc b. historical linguistics – study of long-term changes in languages over time and space and how they are changing. Phylogeny of languages = relationship of languages
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course ANTH 1 taught by Professor Hines during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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