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linguistics quiz 1 - 1. Exposure Problem- Contributes to...

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1.“Exposure Problem”- Contributes to language death. If one is not exposed to a language they will not absorb it. Reasons of Language Death: Death of all speakers, changes in ecology of language, culture contact and clash, economic influence. Languages can be altered greatly due to cultural takeovers. Normally begins with loss of counting system to English. If a group believes that their language is complex, it heightens their self esteem and they are less likely to give it up 2. Cognate/False Cognate- Words that have a common historical origin. False Cognate: similar words that have same meanings but different roots 3. Esperanto- Artificially created lingua franca using elements of various languages. Failed. 4.“Ur Language”- Proto-human language 5. Farsi/Persian - Same language but has different names for social/political reasons 6. Mandarin- Dialect of Chinese. Has most speakers in the world 7.Tower of Babel- Theory of evolution of human language/origin of diversity of human language
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course LIN 2000 taught by Professor Wilson,a during the Summer '09 term at University of Florida.

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