Week 3 Additional Lecture Notes

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Additional Lecture Notes Dr. Gross We learn culture through language. The capacity of language learning is innate, but every language must be learned. Languages are systematic : for example, each language has an inventory of sounds with rules for how they can relate to each other. Gross talks about examples she has experienced that show the various ways languages are categorized in relation to each other: Non-standardized/ standardized National/regional Global/ local Majority/ minority Colonial/indigenous Belgium in northern Europe has a language ideology that evaluates four languages (Walloon, French, Flemish and Dutch) in the following ways: Dutch and Flemish are spoken in the northern part of Belgium. French and Walloon are spoken in the southern part of Belgium. Dutch and French are standardized, “modern” languages used in educational, economic, and political systems. Walloon and Flemish are dialects of French and Dutch; they are spoken in the home and informally in the street, etc. The more educated people speak the standardized French and Dutch.
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course ANTH 110 taught by Professor Videocourse during the Winter '08 term at Oregon State.

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