Linguistic Anth. Chapter 10

Linguistic Anth. Chapter 10 - Doing Linguistic Anthropology...

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Doing Linguistic Anthropology Chapter 10
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What do Linguistic Anthropologists do? Creating and updating grammars/ lexicons Describe linguistic patterns in political or social contexts Language planning (e.g. non-discriminatory university policy) or accent evaluation (e.g. actors) Teach/prepare teachers Translation and interpretation Language revitalization Diplomacy Security and Intelligence Can you think of any other possible applications?
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Endangered Languages Language extinction When no native speakers are left Can occur gradually or all at once The world has lost ½ of its languages in the last 500 years and is in danger of losing many more. What factors can lead to extinction?
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Endangered Languages Cont’d Language revitalization An attempt to maintain a dying language. A multi-faceted program is essential – see
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course ANTHR 3361 taught by Professor Barto during the Spring '08 term at SMU.

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