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Unformatted text preview: 11/7/2009 1 Language and Culture Anthropology 2245 1 Homework 5 Read Spelling Shinzwani: Dictionary Construction and Orthographic Choice in the Comoro Islands Workbook pg 108-117 Summarize the article in 25o words noting the important points addressed Please note the number of words in your summary at the end Answer questions 7.1 Workbook pg 119-120 Submit at the beginning of next class, Nov 16, 2009 Please remember to write/type them on a separate page, not in your workbook Make sure your name is on it and that you submit your own work 2 Writing and Literacy Just like the fact that sound combinations creating words are arbitrary, visual signs and symbols are for the most part arbitrary too 3 Writing systems Writing systems are also arbitrary Different letters can represent the same sounds Different sounds can be represented by the same characters 4 Writing systems You need to know what language you are reading in order to know how to interpret the symbols 5 What is writing?...
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