Language - Chapter 5 Part II

Language - Chapter 5 Part II - Language and Communication...

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1Language and Communication PART II Lexicon All the words in a lang. A dictionary Syntax Arrangement and order of words in phrases and sentences Grammar Historical linguistics Emergence of languages and their subsequent divergence Protolanguage - Ancestor language (Latin) Daughter language - French, spanish and italian Language families Gender and Language Is language gendered? Do women and men really communicate differently Does one gender talk more than the other? Language is gendered “Dances with Wolves” - Lakota Language - They gave the actors lines in the language that women would use Deborah Tannen Rapport Talk and Report Talk When women have to tell somebody off they do it indirectly and much softer. Rapport - women - less direct - Privately Report - Men - to the point - publicly Rapport Talk How women talk Establish connections negotiate relationships Emphasis on displaying similarity and matching experiences Report Talk Men Preserve independence Negotiate and maintain status
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