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Intro Society- a collectivity of institutions (social bodies with members who share a common purpose-however amorphous) History of Linguistics/Relationship with Culture-class, English class, when I speak to elders like my aunt, keeping in touch with my roommates, talking to professors, talking to friends, social networking sites, choose words carefully We’re all thinking about language, constantly theorizing, popular theories (folk theories/ideologies) Unclear writing equals an unclear mind (one ideology), the inability to speak grammatically, people who can’t spell must be stupid, bilinguists must be smarter, romance languages are sexy In business, there is a lot of translation, “its just not the same in English” How do folk theories operate and shape the way we think about language? Can mishear someone in one’s own language, let alone from someone who speaks another language People circumscribe language too tightly; grammar and vocabulary language is not
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course ANTH 004 taught by Professor Dent during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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