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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 7 09/02/2008 14:57:00 Language and Power Language is a means of generating and reinforcing sociocultural differences (stratification) -Symbolic Capital -Symbolic Domination -Honorifics -Prescriptivism/ Multilingualism -Dialects / Style shiftinh Language as a form of social control Political Correctness Control speak Linguistic Diversity is often Naturalized Sociocultural, linguistic differences across humans are not natural- they are historical, created, constructed. They are not related to biological diversity. Biological diversity exists- and it is important to human life and evolution. There is a difference between points 1 and two Charles Darwin Not the first to suggest that evolution has occurred Amassed the evidence for descent with modification Suggested natural selection as a mechanism Evidence for descent with modification o Descent- Common ancestry Homology Related species Biogeography o Modification- Change over time...
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