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and context. As we move [along this dimension] languages become more highly
focused, highly-regularized. The functions of words and the relational functions
between words have been grammaticized; the grammar is to some extent contextfree, the subject as well as the predicate is fully explicit and there is a sanction
attached to breaking the rules in that “the rules” are now marked by members as
symptoms of identity. p. 201.
• Salient points along a focus continuum (from least focused to most focused); is
based on the amount of established common ground in the form of shared
linguistic and cultural knowledge on which communication is based
o Ad hoc communication. Communication as it develops when parties share
no language in common
o Pidgins. Communication systems that develop in situations of limited
contact among groups speaking different languages Typically, these are situations of colonization where the colonizer’s
language is the LEXIFER (source) language By definition, a pidgin is no one’s NATIVE language Pidgins are typically restricted...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2014 for the course LIN 306 taught by Professor Shields during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '08