Find one example of variation in your community that seems to be caused by each of the following social
factors. Explain your reasoning
Answers will vary. Describe how each of these factors affect how people you
know speak. For example
Topic of conversation for those with money in my community is rarely about
what they can afford to
th y ar
s ns t v
r l v s who can‟t a
n s won‟t comm nt on phys cal app aranc
th n s
Do you think the following languages are dialects of the same language, or dialects of separate languages?
In class we talked about a study of Welsh language learners in Wales by Bouris and Giles (1977). In this study,
when the participants were challenged as to why they were bothering to learn a dying language, those who were
integratively motivated to learn the language strengthened their accent in response. Why do you think that is?
How does communicative competence differ from linguistic competence and performance?
What are some of the competencies that are part of communicative competence?
Explain how the words in a language can appear to influence behavior, giving at least one concrete example.
Explain how the study on spatial relationships in Tzeltal is evidence for linguistic relativity. In order to answer
this question you will need to describe the study that took place.