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Unformatted text preview: og modalities’ than English. Test ID: 2087 c. Benjamin Whorf would say that because language preconditions perception, and predisposes speakers to particular classifications for natural phenomena, English speakers who try to learn this language may find it difficult to develop facility with its many expressions for “fog” because they will not intuitively perceive meaningful differences between all of these types of fog. Downlo ader ID: 14396 st Te : ID 20 87 Oxdia @ http://www.oxdia.com 3 This item is shared by the uploader to help you in your studies. It is copyrighted by the creator (copyright owner) of the content. Test ID: 2087 Distribution is prohibited without permission from the copyright owner. Solution (if any) is NOT audited, so use at your discretion. Downlo ader ID: 14396 87 6 1439 load er ID: 20 87 ID : Down st Te Te st ID : 20 87 96 143 r ID: ade nlo Te st ID : 20 87 Te st ID : 20 87 Dow ANT 253 H1F Language and Society Test 2 (1 December 2009) — VERSION A d. Emile Durkheim would say that the myths of this speech community will have arisen from its experience with extraordinary manifestations of fog (and possibly other meteorological phenomena such as storms, thunder, moonlight, etc) and its members’ subsequent attempts to explain fog by personifying it. [This is part of an unrelated discussion on pp. 154-155, and also not an accurate description of Durkheim’s views.] 6 39 6 39 er ad : ID : 14 lo wn Do : ID 20. 14 ID er ad lo wn Do 87 20 st In an imaginary language, only four distinct colours are recognized with specific names: /negriv/ (“black”), /blankes/ (“white”), /saffre/ (“yellow”), and /verdio/ (“greenish blue”). If Paul Kay had been presented with this data during their research on cross-cultural colour vocabularies in 1975, he would have been deeply concerned. Why? [pp. 211-212 — In Berlin and Kay’s theory, a four-colour language would have terms for black, white, red, and either grue (green, blue, or green-blue, which Kay added in 1975) or yell...
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