Linguistic Anth. Chapter 9

Linguistic Anth. Chapter 9 - Change and Choice Chapter 9...

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Change and Choice Chapter 9
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It’s a race… Work individually or in pairs (but talk quietly). You have 5 minutes to name as many borrowed words as you can. After completing the Borrowed Words worksheet, compare it with your list.
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How Languages Change External Change Due to contact and borrowing among speakers of different languages. Some languages borrow more than others. English borrows a lot of words. Why do you suspect this is true? Pronunciation may stay the same, but often conforms to the new language’s phonological rules. Reanalysis – word is analyzed according to new language system. Familiar-looking components and meanings are assigned to the new word. e.g. Hamburger in German would be divided into Hamburg – er but in English as Ham – burger ( and could be altered to make cheeseburger, veggieburger etc)), history (herstory)
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How Languages Change cont’d Internal Change Due to the way speakers of a language gradually modify their language over time. Slower and more predictable process than external change
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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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