Linguistic Anth. Chapter 7

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    Writing and Literacy The Anthropology of Language  Chapter 7
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    Writing A system of symbols that  represents language. Symbols that represent sounds are  usually arbitrary. Partial writing systems Have limited concepts that they  represent e.g. air traffic control Complete writing systems Allow us to record any/all thoughts  and ideas e.g. English
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    Graphic marks Phonetic sign Represents one or more sounds in a  language Many European languages rely more  heavily on them Semantic sign Represents an idea or meaning Some languages, such as Chinese,  rely more heavily on them
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    Writing varieties Think of an example for each  Variety
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Unformatted text preview: Pictographic Rebus Logograpic Syllabic Logosyllabic Alphabetic Rebus Puzzles http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/braintpics.htm Reflections Who decides the correctness and appropriateness of writing? Do all of your professors evaluate your writing in the same way? What are some of the differences? Analyzing writing New York Times Op/Ed http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/editorials/ Health diet article http://www.health.com/health/article/0,23414,1047383,00.html Mens Health diet article http://www.menshealth.com/cda/article.do?site=MensHealth&channel=...
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