Burling - Language and Culture Four fields of Anthropology:...

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Language and Culture Four fields of Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology Archaeology Physical Anthropology and Linguistic Anthropology
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What is "language"? Symbolic communicative behavior Spoken language as quintessential Learned through interaction Always changing Interacts with other parts of culture
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Burling In the anecdote at the start of the article, we see two forms of communicative gestures: gesture- calls and quotable gestures. Which is which? What is the difference between those two forms?
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Digital and analog communication What is this distinction? What are examples of both forms?
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Reference and Propositions Digital nature of phonological code lets us distinguish words. Words, via grammar/syntax, can become propositions: things said about the imagined or real; about the past, present, or future. (More on this shortly!)
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Emotions (expressed in gesture- calls) are more limited 1. We can't use gesture-calls to talk about the past or future or possibilities or to make general claims about the state of things--or at least it's
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Saddleback.

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