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Sapir-whorf hypothesis: Strong version- language determines thought and perception Weak version- language influences thought and perception Research shows that language does affect 1) how we encode spatial relations 2) how we conceive of objects and their makeup Semantics- study of meaning Language varies in National groups, social classes, ethnic groups, gender, regional groups DARE- Dictionary of American Regional English TELSUR- telephone survey ANAE- Atlas of North American English Vowel mergers Conditional- ex: before the letter n or m in pin v. pen Unconditional- the entire word ex: cot v. caught African American English (AAE) Copula deletion, habitual “be” and “it” AAE and Latino English don’t participate in NCS or Southern shift Register- language characteristic of a particular social situation Dialect- language characerisitic of a particular social group
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course LING 115g taught by Professor Silva-corvalan during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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