04_Multilingualism

1 6909 living languages compare with 193

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Unformatted text preview: 60.8% Europe 234 (3.4%) 26.1% Pacific 1,250 (18.1%) 0.1% • 6909 living languages Compare with: 193 internationally recognized countries (+ approx 10 contested cases) • • Nation as Imagined Community • Nation as “imagined political community” • (Anderson, cited in Spitulnik) • • • • • • geography history culture/customs bloodlines religion language • Shared features of nations: • What about minority groups? The Official Language of a Country • What is an official language? • de jure (by law) • de facto (in practice) • US has no de jure official language. Brochures from Washington State Dept of Health: http://www.doh.wa.gov The Official Language of a Country • What is an official language? • ... what are you doing with it? • Functional domains of a language include: • workplace • government • entertainment • business • shopping/markets • education • family (domestic) • media • peers (friends) religion • Minority Languages and Heteroglossia • Languages typically used in...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2014 for the course ANTHRO 33 taught by Professor Wertheim during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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