10 26 2011 - 14 LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION so many languages...

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14 LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION so many languages- little bit different - differences in general - meaning of language - signs and symbols-- non human communication e.g. general ===> theory of relativity how languages exchanged languages-- communication system refer to communication--> written/spoken - learn through enculturation - - means of applying the language == “deep structure of the mind”- exchange basic points arbitrary dimension - based on associations between sounds and things that represent- language - -- signifiers and signify --- overwhelming # of symbols e.g. what does “stop” mean? purpose of language= whether Mandarin, German==> conjure up unique images - things that composed of word pictures- communicate the past or future - share elaborate experiences, stories with each other - benefit from the experiences e.g. parents “don’t touch the stove” - child== if smart, learn from error linguists-- anthropologists+ --> focusing on the language itself - syntax-- meaningful bits morphemes...
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