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Unformatted text preview: Test review 2396 4 fields of anthropology : Archaeology- study of material remains- Stone, bone, tools, and skeletal remains- Different type of archaeology : Biological - Human variation- Evolution and adaption- Evolutionary theory, genetics, and crime scenes : Cultural - Contemporary and recent studies- Study of groups and causes of social change- Study of how various aspects of life are connected : Linguistic - Changes in language- Language and culture- How lang. changes through migration Ethnography: record of fieldwork through your eyes : Composition of description of ethnic groups : Early ones- holistic: understand ALL aspects of life and incorporate into data - groups were bounded- didnt understand causes and consequences of change : Contemporary: incorporates regional, national, and global changes Anthropological research methods. : Participant observation : Interviews- open-ended ?? : Life-histories : Archival research 5 properties of language 1. Multimedia potential a. Systems of writing 2. Discreteness a. Lang. with separate parts are meaningless, but together mean something b. Variety of meaning through different sounds 3. Arbitrariness a. Words have the same quality/meaning that we agree on 4. Productivity a. Words into sentences b. Finite words into infinite sentences 5. Displacement a. What makes us different than animals b. We can talk about things that we have not experienced, seen, etc. and create myths, folklore, rituals 3 points about the importance of language in human life 1. Humans are only ones capable of speech- we are able to use language because of our biology; capability of resonance and sound 2. Language makes it possible to communicate about abstract or concrete things without it we wouldnt have culture 3. Social learning that happens in childhood would be impossible without language- helps us become socialized How is the culture of a group of people related to the language they speak? Language creates a semantic domain and different groups of people may have different domains. They create realties through language which might be different for other groups. Language reflects the culture of the people who speak it. They experience the tangible world selectively based on the culture of the people who speak it....
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