Language and Culture a&b - C U L T U R E A N D L A...

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Unformatted text preview: C U L T U R E A N D L A N G U A G E PRIMATES AND LANGUAGE Pharynx is smaller so have difficulty making human sounds. Limited language abilities but can effectively communicate using calls which have a more standard form and less flexible meaning. Some great apes have been taught to do ASL signing and use computer lexigrams (iconic). GREAT APE HALL OF FAME WASHOE KOKO KANZI THE ORIGIN OF HUMAN LANGUAGES (maybe...) The Bow Wow Theory--Humans imitated animals The Pooh Pooh Theory--Sounds emitted for emotions became names for emotions Yo-Heave-Ho Theory--Cooperative activities became named after the sound associated with the activity. These theories are all based on the relationship between cultural experience and language. THE STRUCTURE OF LANGUAGES Phonology (sound system) Morphology (system by which speech units are combined to form meaningful words) Syntax (arrangement of words into meaningful utterances) PHONETICS Phonetics is the study of speech.Phonetics is the study of speech....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCIAL SCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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