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Unformatted text preview: Language and Worldview Understanding Other Cultures ANTH 102 Fall 2006 Announcements • Exam 1 - Wednesday, September 27 • Study guide available week in advance Language and Worldview: Linguistic Anthropology • Study of communication • Communication - conveying of meaningful messages from one being to another (verbal and non-verbal) • LA - arose in U.S. as response to disappearing Native American languages • Realization many non-Western languages not written down Language and Worldview: Linguistic Anthropology • Linguistic anthropologists work in many areas: • Modification of standardized tests to reduce bias • Promotion of improved language learning with migrants, school children, refugees • Cross-cultural differences in deaf communities Language: A Symbolic Communication System • Symbol - anything we can perceive with our senses that stands for something else • Symbols have referents (they refer to something else) • Ride • Lawn • Humans can assign meaning to anything they encounter in arbitrary fashion (limitless possibilities for communication) Language and Worldview...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Simmons during the Fall '06 term at South Carolina.

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