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Click to edit Master subtitle style  5/23/11 Anth 270 Economics and language: Bourdieu
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 5/23/11 How are economics and language related?
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 5/23/11 Bourdieu vs. Saussure/Chomsky What did Chomsky or Saussure believe that linguists  should look at? (e.g. the “proper object of study”) Bourdieu   Language is an instrument of  power Encoding Decoding Concept  sound  Sound* concept Saussure
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 5/23/11 A sociological approach to language  Grammaticality   acceptability “the” language   legitimate language Relations of communication •  relations of symbolic  power
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 5/23/11 Critique of the notion of “competence” “Language is a  praxis :  it is  made for saying ….it is  made  to be spoken appropriately . Chomsky’s notion of  competence is an abstraction that does not include  the competence that enables the adequate use of  competence (when to speak, keep silent, speak in this  or that style, etc.) What is problematic is not the  possibility of producing an infinite number of 
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