Anthropology #13 - If the pidgin undergoes standardization...

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Anthropology-Lecture #13 (Jan 14/10) - What is language? o Sign system That’s how we put it together to understand o Technology is the extension of our body and brain (e.g. internet) o We’re living today in the global village o They mean what they are suppose to be in a community (e.g. affair might mean one thing to one person and another to someone else) o Cognate: words in language that comes from the same source o Calc: using deceptive cognates in a different language (replace one word by another wrong one) o Interference: the learner is using the habits of pronunciation and passing them on onto the pronunciation of the new words (ex: Bella) o Pidgins: emerged typically to make communication possible between two of more groups that speak different languages
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Unformatted text preview: If the pidgin undergoes standardization, it develops into separated languages. These language are called: creoles a language that is passed onto children- What about languages online used in intercultural communications? o The pragmatic dimension: How to say hello & good bye?--> use language to do things o The logico-semantic dimension: How do you express love?--> use in language to think about & discuss & devaluate the world o Ex: I am Amelia vs This is Amelia Language & Language Design- Logos- The Economizing principle- With a small set of sounds you can create words and ad infinitum through phonological, grammatical & lexical structures Morphology - Form of a word Syntax - Arrangement of words...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ANT 100 taught by Professor Uoftstgeorge during the Fall '09 term at University of Toronto.

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