Linguistics

Linguistics - Linguistics Anthropological study of...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Linguistics Anthropological study of communication (usually language)
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Communication n visual n olfactory n auditory n tactile
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Human Language n beyond call system  – composed of limited  # of sounds tied to environmental stimuli
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Origins and Development of  Language n maybe  Homo  2mya
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Origins and Development of  Language n maybe modern human beginnings  200,000ya – 150,000ya n maybe 50,000ya
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Characteristics of Human  Language n 1) conventionality – limited # of sounds n sounds combined to form new words n 2) productive – lots of new combinations n 3) displacement – describe past, present,  future, imagination, the hypothetical
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Language n biological basis
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Language n LEARNED n critical period – less than 6 years
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Noam Chomsky n universal grammar – a basic set of  principles, conditions, and rules that form  the foundation of all languages n Problem: children must be members of a 
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ANTH 102 taught by Professor Muller during the Spring '08 term at Marist.

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