101LANG+Fall+2011

101LANG+Fall+2011 - Language Introduction to Communication,...

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1 Language Introduction to Communication, 10/24/11 1. The social construction of reality 2. Why study language? 3. What gets "done" using language? 4. Components of language -phonology -- combining sounds into meaningful units (words) -Syntax -- Combinations of words into larger units (sentences) -Semantics -- meanings of words on the basis of the relationship to one another and elements of the environment -Pragmatics -- appropriate ways of using language A. Syntax -- Chomsky -- generative theory --deep structures --surface structures B. Semantics -- --how we make meaning --symbols --metacommunication 07 Ava: [ <I wan]'dih know if yih got a-uh:m 08 wutchimicawllit. A:: pah(hh)khing place °th's mornin'. hh 09 Bee: A pa: rk ing place, 10 Ava: Mm h m, 11 (0.4) 12 Bee: Whe :re. 13 Ava: t! Oh: just anypla(h)ce? I wz jus' kidding yuh. 14 Bee: Nno?= 15 Ava: = [ (°No). ] 16 Bee: = [ W h y ] wh hat'sa mattuh with y-Yih sou [ nd HA: PPY, ] hh 17 Ava: [ Nothing. ] 18 Ava: u- I sound ha:p [ py ? ] 19
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