Language in Action
Asking for a ride?
Explain the cultural exchange on page 89. What does this tell you about different styles of asking for things?
What was the cross-cultural miscommunication? Has something like this
The Sounds of Language
Identifies and describes the sounds of a language Attempts to catalog all of the sound variation used in a language
Analyzes the way sounds are arranged in a language Examines how
How and When is Language Possible?
Innateness Theoretical Linguistics
Language is too complicated to have evolved. Specific human ability which has always been part of human brain. Universal Grammar part of genetic
Change and Choice
It's a race.
Work individually or in pairs (but talk quietly). You have 5 minutes to name as many borrowed words as you can.
After completing the Borrowed Words worksheet, compare it with your list.
How Languages C
Writing and Literacy
The Anthropology of Language Chapter 7
A system of symbols that represents language. Symbols that represent sounds are usually arbitrary. Partial writing systems
Have limited concepts that they represent e.g. air tra
Doing Linguistic Anthropology
What do Linguistic Anthropologists do?
Creating and updating grammars/ lexicons Describe linguistic patterns in political or social contexts Language planning (e.g. non-discriminatory university policy) or
Words and Sentences
Think of 7 song titles that may have "bad" grammar, but would lose the effect if they were corrected. For example Ain't misbehavin'
Content words v. functio
Transmission of messages without spoken words Gestures, postures, facial expressions, eye gaze, use of space, signaling systems, apparel, sign language and sometimes noises, smell, taste and