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Unformatted text preview: 2. Referent - a referent (or symbol) is whatever that symbol refers to, what it points to, what it indexes. Most often, not just a single thing (although one thing may be fore grounded) but a whole panoply of meanings, associations, and even emotions. 1. Children in all societies learn their respective languages at the same rate and begin learning their languages at the same age. 2. Language is a symbolic system 1. The idea that there are many different layers of meaning; it is up to the anthropologist to find out the meaning behind all these meaning. 2. Ritual character interaction - Tannon focuses on communication through smaller groups (subgroups) 3. She studied the unwritten rules of communication 4....
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- Spring '08
- Cultural Anthropology