10 - Soci1001starting 06:56:00*?Check huskyct Culture FunctionsofLanguage o Thomastheorem Actsasm

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Soci 1001 starting 9/29/10 29/09/2010 06:56:00 ***extra credit at the dodd center – some movie about undocumented? Check  husky ct Culture     LANGUAGE AS THE KEY TO CULTURE Functions of Language: Categorizes common objects and realities Socially constructs reality o Thomas theorem Acts as mechanism for social change o Politically correct speech  Language  Patterns of written symbols, audible sounds, and gestures that convey  meanings o Ex. Tongue clicks, music is a form of language  o Underlying commonalities. . All the pictures they show (of fighting scenes) – war  Functions of language 1. Language categorizes objects, events, and experiences which share  perceived common elements.   o Ex. Sign of men’s bathroom – bathroom for men o Ex. Sign of men’s room with arrows over it – elevator o Ex. Sign of women’s room with arrows – weird because you don’t see  it so often 
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