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Unformatted text preview: Cultural Anthro Lecture 5 Language as Social Action- Speech acts: doing things by speaking – way of bringing social authority (marriage ceremony)- Speech events: complex, organized speech acts ex: lecture, democrat rally etc.- Speech economies: the exchange or traffic in speech resources Froms of Linguistics Pluralism: push apart (differentiation)- Codeswitching- dropping a southern accent or switching to a new language when you go home to your hmong family- Bilingualism & multilingualism- 2 or 2 + languages *these each have political and economic rationales – ie means your switching up = social action and that ties in to political & economic action Linguistic Standardization: pull together (single language)- Associated with: modern nation-states (declaring an ‘official’ language and print (newspapers, magazines etc. printed in one language0- Idea that a standard or official language will unitize Language & Political rights- Language rights are especially important to indigenous rights movements – right to use...
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- Spring '08
- 2 wks