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Language, Identity, & Thought Term Paper Focusing on a social identity, Gender and Race: Asian-American female and White American male Interracial relationships vs. Intraracial relationships Answer the following questions in your term paper. a.) Discuss the semiotic asymmetry underlying the relation between is marked and unmarked forms, thereby examining the relation between specialness and ordinariness as manifested in the way collective attention and semiotic weight are culturally distributed. b.) Discuss the special role of language in marking social identities, paying particular attention to the tension between labeling and cultural visibility as well as cultural “invisibility. In simple terms, invisibility and visibility are seen in the mainstream. c.) Examine the role of default assumptions in the way the unmarked form of this identity is socio-mentally processed. Intra-racial dating is default assumption; people are more
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  • Fall '08
  • Julier,L
  • Sociology, Interracial marriage, unmarked form of this identity

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