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anth 4 ppt 14 - Reminders housekeeping HW 5 due today Ninas...

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1 Reminders, housekeeping HW 5 due today Nina’s W section EC for this week due today (no classes tomorrow) HW 6 assigned today Essay square4 Rough drafts will be returned on Th square4 Final drafts are due in 1.5 weeks, the Tu of Thanksgiving week Comments on essay rough drafts Animal communication topic Some forgot to mention the 9 design features of lg, and how they play out in each communication system No drawing on personal pets as examples square4 No interpreting what animals ‘intend’ barb2right focus on what is clearly evident, via academic research Don’t look at three modalities of communication within a species (e.g. visual, aural & chemical) square4 Why? Problem: not all of these are considered independent communication systems Like how gestures are considered an ASPECT of human communication, but are not always present and do not have consistent interpretations square4 Also, some of the examples I saw were not species specific, e.g. square4 We all act protectively (vocally, physically) when our home & family are threatened by an intruder square4 Goal barb2right focus on one communication system per species, compare the range, uses and complexity of them to each other, given the def of lg as the 9 design features square4 Take home message: these are not great examples, given the essay prompt, and you will have a very tough time successfully making a case for them as distinct communication systems Essay Comments, cont. Bilingualism, lg shift, lg maintenance essay Prompt Don’t offer autobiographical info in place of academic research A bit as supplement is OK, but it should not be bulk, or even half of paper Don’t forget to define the terms, and provide examples, based on academic writings, which undergo each process These topics will be covered in class on Th, but as a preview: square4 Lg death =/= 1 community stops using a lg barb2right it means that there are ZERO speakers of the language still around square4 Lg shift =/= internal structural changes to the lg (e.g. Old English to modern English barb2right it means when a community goes through a shift from one dominant lg to another dominant lg (across generations) Great reference for definitions: square4 Joshua Fishman (2004). ‘Language Maintenance, Language Shift, and reversing Language Shift’ in T. Bhatia & W. Ritchie (Eds.) The handbook of bilingualism . New York: Blackwell, 406-436. Essay Comments, cont. Lg Policy prompt In general, these tended to be the sparsest (in terms of overall length, writing) square4 So, much work to be done! square4 In particular, don’t forget to offer a bit of contextualization about the country (history, sociolinguistic makeup, etc.) square4 Don’t forget offer some sort of generalization about language policies, country demographics, etc. that you have drawn, based on the three case studies, in your conclusion Things to consider: square4 You can use the different terms we discussed in class (e.g. de facto vs. de jure) square4
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