The Socially Charged Life of Language
1 This incident is taken from Bucholtz (2007:243244). The names used
are pseudonyms, most of which were chosen by the participants
2 The case of Taiaps endangered status is analyzed in Kuli
Agha, A. (2004) Registers of language. In Duranti, A. (ed.), A Companion to
Linguistic Anthropology. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 2345.
Agha, A. (2007) Language and Social Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge
Ahearn, L.M. (1994) Consent
Continuation from last Th.
Language & Institutional Encounters
The study of how language practices in institutional settings provide a context for enforcing and perpetuating social inequity
On Th, examined several contexts where linguistic
due next Tuesday Posted on my.ucdavis.edu
If you want to study something, it helps to break it into smaller, more manageable chunks What types of ways can we divide up language? What types of bits make up language? Bigger bits- sm
PTAs HW1 due now Opinions on HW1? HW2 assigned today, due next Tuesday, beginning of lecture MT assignment is posted, will be discussed in section
Review: Phonetics & Phonology
What words do the following IPA combinations make? [tu] two, too,
What locations can morphemes be attached to a word? Before (prefix); after (suffix); surrounding (circumfix); in the middle (infix) What are some other morphological processes by which we add morphemes to a word? Reduplication (repeati
HW2 due today HW 3 assigned today MT assignment due next Thursday
Dont start writing it the night before its due!
Review: Registers of Lg
Name some registers of language that you use What is a register? a set of linguistic norms appropriate to
MT assignment due NEXT Th HW2 accepted through today, for 75% of total grade HW3 Assigned (& posted), due next Tu
Requires analyzing a Youtube videodont leave till last minute!
Paralanguage (from Lec6)
occurs alongside language, not another f
MT due today, right now! HW 4 due on Tu Essay Rough Draft due in 2 weeks (11/5)
How was the midterm assignment?
How long did it take? Was it fun? Did you feel like it forced you to learn? Is this better or worse than a more
well try & return these next Tu
Why is defining someone as bilingual complicated? different definitions of fluent, diff definitions of language What do we know about codeswitching? Do ppl who CS not speak eith
Review: Lg Policy
when using English, typically speak Singlish, an indigenous variety of English which is influenced by Chinese & Malay ButThis variety is not respected by govt
Govt feels that Singlish is not universally comp
What is gender?
Language & Gender
The study of how language practices relate to gender and culture
How many genders are there? Is gender different from sex?
yes, sex is a biological trait, while gender is a learned, culturally shared social c
Essay Rough Draft due now!
What is the difference between grammatical gender
Theyll be returned next Th (11/12) in lecture, and a final draft will be due Tu (11/24) in lecture. Dont loose the rough draftyou will need to submit the grade
HW 5 due today Ninas W section EC for this week due today (no
Comments on essay rough drafts
Animal communication topic Some forgot to mention the 9 design features of lg, and how they play out in each communication system No dr
(with a partner, please discuss)
What languages are spoken in your family now?
Is this different from the languages your grandparents spoke? Do you have a family member who only speaks a language you do not know? How do you communicate? How do
Language Death & Revitalization
The study of languages which have vanished, motivations for their death, and under what conditions languages have reemerged in various contexts
language death: this occurs when language shift involves the last rema