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Unformatted text preview: Language Recitation observations 3/16/2010 The layout of the are indicates that it is a crossroads of sorts. The numerous intersecting paths allow us to infer this. Also people were traveling in mostly individuals meaning that people are heading in different directions and don’t know each other meaning a large population. Some people were running indicating it might also serve as a recreational place. Also the monuments indicate it has some historical significance. Notes Participant observation vs. fieldwork How do people create meaning? Symbols Language primarily arbitrary?: it has meaning we give it Open system Speech community: principal of linguistic relativity: Don’t understand unless there is a word Correlation between language and how you see the world Insert class 15/16 Sapir-Whorf There is a sytematic relationshop between grammatical categories and how speakers of a language understtnd the world One's native language forms a series of categories that act as a gird through which one percieves the...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Scarre during the Spring '07 term at UNC.
- Spring '07