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DSST Anthropology as a Discipline 2

Your answer explanation the historical study of

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Your Answer: Explanation The historical study of religions has shown that it is fundamentally the symbol that mediates and forms for man's religious consciousness the reality and the claim of the holy. Question 4 of 33 Language is a system of conventional spoken or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participants in its culture, communicate . Your Answer: Explanation So are cryptic ciphers and algebra. Question 5 of 33 The aim of phonology is to determine the principles that govern sound structure in human language. Your Answer: Explanation It deals with the abstract representation of sound, rather than the properties of the physical speech signal (Phonetics). Phonological theory is concerned with questions like: 'Why does no language ban words that start with a consonant, but some languages ban words that end in a consonant?' 'Why does every language have a [t] or a glottal stop (or both)?' Question 6 of 33 Morphology is concerned with the principles that regulate word structure in language, and how that structure relates to other components (e.g. syntax, phonology). Your Answer: Explanation Morphology is concerned with questions such as: 'Which principles determine the syntactic category of words?' 'Can phonological restrictions change the order of morphemes?'
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Question 7 of 33 An essential similarity between society and culture involves the core concept of status . With regards to culture, it is the position from which members engage in social practices. Your Answer: Explanation With respect to society, it is the interrelationships between statuses that comprises the social structure. Question 8 of 33 Community is to culture what a group of people is to society , in that culture is a special case of community and society is a special case of a group of people. Your Answer: Explanation Culture and society also have indefinite life spans and therefore 'stand-alone viability'. Question 9 of 33 Fundamentally, culture refers to a way of life. Since we are referring to the overall ways persons live their lives, social practices are the basic building blocks of culture. Your Answer: Explanation Accordingly, without social practices and members to enact them, there can be no actual culture. Question 10 of 33 Social practices refer to the repertoire of behavior patterns which in a given culture, constitute what there is for members to do. Your Answer: Explanation Social practices also refer to the various ways in which a given behavior pattern can be done. As a phenomenon that has a part-whole relationship, social practices can have other social practices as components. Some instances of social practices are having dinner and attending a professional conference. Question 11 of 33 Ralph Linton, an anthropologist from the first half of the 1900's, wrote that culture is a combination of universals, alternatives, specialties, and individual peculiarities. Universals are things that everyone or virtually everyone in a society does in common.
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