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W5-mid term guide - MidtermIReview Week1Originoflanguage

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Midterm I Review
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2 Week 1 – Origin of language Discuss the 2 theories for the origin of language Evidence in favor of and against both List differences between human and primate vocal tracts Changes in human anatomy that might have lead to  language Brain size Vocal tract What governed the creation of the first words:  summarize  19 th  century theories on the origin of speech Explain evidence for clicks as one of the first language  sounds in terms of genetic/linguistic similarities
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3 Week 2 – Language change Within-language variation:  contributor to large-scale  language change  Provide examples of within-language variation, recognize specific  exemplars Factors that keep language from changing too quickly,  provide examples Patterns in language change:  what are they?  Examples Recognize common misconceptions about language change
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course LING 100 taught by Professor Burgess during the Spring '10 term at Simon Fraser.

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W5-mid term guide - MidtermIReview Week1Originoflanguage

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