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101LANGf09 - Language Introduction to Communication and...

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1 Language Introduction to Communication and Information, 10/15/09 1. The social construction of reality 2. Why study language? 3. What gets "done" using language? 4. Components of language -phonology -- combining sounds into meaningful units (words) -Syntax -- Combinations of words into larger units (sentences) -Semantics -- meanings of words on the basis of the relationship to one another and elements of the environment -Pragmatics -- appropriate ways of using language A. Syntax -- Chomsky -- generative theory --deep structures --surface structures B. Semantics -- -how we make meaning -symbols --principle of non-identity --principle of non-allness --principle of self-reflexiveness (metacommunication) 07 Ava: [ <I wan]'dih know if yih got a-uh:m 08 wutchimicawllit. A:: pah(hh)khing place °th's mornin'. hh 09 Bee: A pa: rk ing place, 10 Ava: Mm h m, 11 (0.4) 12 Bee: Whe :re. 13 Ava: t! Oh: just anypla(h)ce? I wz jus' kidding yuh. 14
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