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Unformatted text preview: ou will find far more men with >tles than women. It is usually given to someone in acknowledgment for services that have been rendered. A family might give a >tle to a rela>on who has been able to support them through hard >mes or village might give a >tle to someone that has done something that has been of benefit to the village as a whole. However currently there appears to be a tendency to give a matai >tle to someone in order to receive favours in return, be they of a financial or other nature. (gratefully taken from h6p://www.samoa.co.uk/matai.html) •  i. Malo (“congratula.ons”) ‐‐ (indicates mutuality of social ac.on; reciprocity and coopera.on) •  ii. “Where are you going?” ‐‐ (indicates hierarchy, demand for an account, [email protected] to circumscribe social controlling responses) •  iii. Talofa (foreigner/not‐seen‐in‐awhile gree.ng) ‐‐(indicates social distance, handshake form adopted from foreigners) •  iv. Ceremonial gree.ng ‐‐ (importance of social role in community, ritual speech, status, .tle, hierarchy in social exchanges) Universal Properties of Greeting * What are the 6 proper,es of gree,ngs he came up with? 1. near‐boundary occurrence 2. establishment of a shared perceptual field 3. adjacency pair format. 4. rela>ve predictability of form and content. 5. implicit establishment of a spaciotemporal unit of interac>on 6. iden>fica>on of the interlocutor as a dis>nct being worth recognizing 1. Near‐boundary occurrence ‐ near‐boundary occurrence Is “what’s up” considered as a type gree>ng in the U.S.? Where does it occur in the following video clip? (h6p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKWH2s6CuFg 00‐25s) Gree>ngs are rou>nely expected to occur at the beginning of a social encounter, although they may not always be the very first words that are exchanged between par>es. 2. Establishment of a shared perceptual >ield •  Gree>ng either immediately follow or are cons>tu>ve of the interactants’ public recogni>on of each other’s presence in the same perceptual ...
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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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