CA3 - Cultural Anthro #3 Ethnography always involves...

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Cultural Anthro #3 05/05/2008 22:32:00 Ethnography always involves Selection- choosing materials Emphasis- background and foreground Distortion- misunderstanding Perspective- a standpoint (depending on who is studying) Ethnography is always Partial Positioned Provisional-not looking for eternal truths, but for circumstantial truths Emic—seeing something from a native’s point of view Etic—seeing something from a non-native point of view (point of view of an  outsider) Linguistic Diversity  Over 6000 known languages Multilingualism has been typical, not monolingualism Linguistic Relativity Speakers of different languages are led by these languages to different ways  of understanding and living in the world (point of the  Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis ) How do languages differ? Different sounds, words/concepts, grammatical patterns, speech acts/events,  ideas about language (language ideology) Phonemic and Phonetic approaches to differences in sound Phoneme is the smallest differentiable category of sound recognized by a 
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course ANTHRO 100 taught by Professor Bowie during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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CA3 - Cultural Anthro #3 Ethnography always involves...

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