ANTH 3 - Lecture Language the ability to transmit encoded information between individuals Human language is unique(Past present future symbolic 63

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Lecture, 1-24-11 Language- the ability to transmit encoded information between individuals Human language is unique (Past, present, future, symbolic) 63% of all communication cross-culturally is GOSIP link between language and thought language evolution Read parts I and II in reader Ethnographer warm up is due January 31 Monday Human Expression: Material Culture and Arts Anthropological linguistics: same definition as language Super Worth Hypothesis- strong connection between the language we speak and how we think Language evolution- we do not know exactly how language evolves but there are several theories. One is that language evolved so people could express deep, emotional feelings in a way that animals can not. Yardstick we use to measure by: The familiar Sights and sounds that surround us during enculturation Our cultural standards for beauty and what is appropriate in a particular context and with a particular media
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Expression is: Universal to all cultures, but there is no set way of expression
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Dr.sharynjones during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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ANTH 3 - Lecture Language the ability to transmit encoded information between individuals Human language is unique(Past present future symbolic 63

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