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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/23/11 Language and gender: Madagascar and Papua New guinea Anth 270
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5/23/11 Indexical meanings Multiple, simultaneous meanings Accrues over the course of an interaction Can only be understood from the perspective of a particular interactant; may not be shared Dependent upon particular histories of socialization Mediated by ideologies about persons, languages, etc.
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5/23/11 Politeness and gender In American society, who do we think of as being more polite? Why? How does the act of being polite actively index social hierarchies?
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5/23/11 Politeness in language How could you ask someone to “Open the window” in a more polite way? Mitigation: Avoid the act/delay the request Soften with expressions of uncertainty or delay (hedging) (e.g. well, um, so, I was wondering, ) Apologize
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5/23/11 madagascar Portuguese traders, 19th c. British influence French colony (1896-1960) Languages: Malagasy (VOS), French, English Pop: 20 million African, Austronesian, Arab, Indian, Chinese,
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