Vietnamese Language Example
Dr. Vance Geiger
Vietnamese Language Examples
Vietnamese Kinship Terms
Mother = Ma
Father = Ba
Father's Father = Ong Noi
Mother's Father = Ong Ngoai
What is the difference between the approach anthropology takes to the study of human
beings and that of other social sciences such as psychology, sociology, and economics.
Anthropology, unlike the other social sciences lis
Week 4: Hominids
A hominid is a bipedal ape. We are hominids. To review: we are
mammals, we are primates, we are apes and we are hominids. This
means we share characteristics with other mammals, primates, apes
and we have derived characteris
1. What is the major input in horticulture?
The major input would be to have an extensive amount of land. You need the right type of
temperature which would be hot since frost can kill plants. Good terrain is also needed and
somewhere that the crops wont
1. List the design features of Human Language.
2. What are the consequences for speakers of Vietnamese that age referents are obligatory
-1. -Openness: Create and Understand new messages
-Displacement: Can talk about objects and past and fu
In the Hutterite document there were two things that were
explained as being critical to the Hutterites being able to sustain
a unique culture surrounded by a very different larger culture.
what are these two things and how do they make Hutterite culture
Explain the consequences of the construction of the road into the village in Friend by Day,
Enemy by Night.
Building a road into the village resulted in both good and bad consequences. Good
consequences were that more jobs became available to people who w
Eating Like Apes
How did our diets and eating habits come about?
Evolution of the
What changes took place in our bodies and in our
Did we obtain enough nutrients to support the
changes that we see?
How different are we from our c
Class and Inequality
Moynihan Station (Fashion Week)
New York City, NY
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced,
where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is
made to feel that society is an organi
The Truth About Immigration in the UK
People have been moving to Britain in unprecedented numbers. And with the lifting of work
restrictions, further waves of migrants may arrive from Romania and Bulgaria. The an
Birth of a Surgeon
Midwives in Mozambique
Tells an admirable story. It is too
early to gauge the long-term effects
of Mozambiques program, but in
the glimpse provided by this film, it
seems full of possibilities.
The New York Times
The Light in
A WOMAN IS A SCHOOL.
TEACH HER AND YOU
TEACH A GENERATION.
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Quran school for girls in Damascus,
Syria, 30 years ago. Ever
Politics & Social Control
Everyone used to say there is no hope, that
no one will turn up on the street, that the
people are passive. But the barrier of fear was
Consumption & Exchange
Dinka youth herding cattle
Earth was not built for six billion people all
running around and being passionate about
things. The world was built for about two
million people foraging for roots
Life + Debt
If you come to Jamaica as a tourist,
this is what you will see . . .
Set to a beguiling reggae beat and based on Jamaica Kinkaids A Small Place, the 2001 film Life
and Debt takes as its subject Jamaica's economic decline in the 20
An Intimate Portrait of Americas Economic Crisis
What does it mean to grow up poor in America? Child poverty has reached record levels with over
16 million children affected. One in 13 Americans are
Kinship & Descent
Japanese fathers & sons at traditional festival
What is Kinship?
A family is a unit composed not only of
children but of men, women, an occasional
animal, and the common cold.
Explain the importance of the evolution of bipedalism and big heads for the development of
culture in Homo sapiens.
Bipedalism and big heads is something that caused childbirth in the species became more
difficult. This led to kids being born in a
What do YOU think are the three most important characteristics that make an
American an adult.
The three most important characteristics I believe make an American an
adult are being a graduate from college, knowing how to take care of
yourself, and being
What is culture?
Imagine this is a real person, another student, sitting here
Is she dressed appropriately for class?
If you saw her sitting in class would
you notice her?
Is he dressed appropriately for
If you saw him sitting in class wh
Evolution and Natural
Evolution is a process that leads to
Evolution does not lead to better creatures
it leads to different creatures.
Evolution is not going anywhere, it is
Principles of Evolution
Charles Darwin sailed on Beagle 1831-1836. This was an around-the-world trip, which took 5
years. The entire time Darwin was on this trip he had nothing to do but observe the natural world
around him, collect specimens fr
It was a mild summer evening. A breeze was blowing in off of
the South China Sea, the sky was clear, it was not going to
rain. I hefted my duffel bag on my shoulder and set out from
a gray concrete block building with a green tin
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO THE CONTEMPORARY REFUGEE FLOWS
The refugees who fled Vietnam with the departure of
the United States military and political presence in 1975
and those who left as "boat people"
in the late 1970s
and throughout the 198
For anthropologists, refugees present many questions.
What kinds of societies produce refugees?
What kinds of
people choose to becomes refugees, and why?
responses to refugee flows?
differently to refugees?
What are the
Do different socie
The Research: Methodology and Scope
I conducted research in the PRPC from September 1988
to July 1990.
The topic of my research concerned the
adaptation of Vietnamese refugees to the PRPC.
I sought to
understand the effects of the refugee's previous exper
The PRPC: A Brief Introduction
Opened on January 21, 1980, the PRPC was originally a
partial solution to the increasingly overcrowded condition
of Indochinese refugees in first asylum camps (FACs)
throughout Southeast Asia (primarily Thailand, Malaysia
THIS IS AN INTRODUCTION TO VIETNAMESE CULTURE. WHAT FOLLOWS IS A LIST OF TERMS
AND DEFINITIONS, I.E. CONCEPTS, THAT APPLY TO VIETNAMESE CULTURE. THE TERMS ARE
VIETNAMESE. MUCH OF THIS DISCUSSION COME FROM ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS ON VIETNA
In the Hutterite document there were two things that were explained as being critical to the Hutterites
being able to sustain a unique culture surrounded by a very different larger culture. what are these
two things and how do they make Hutterite culture
1. List the design features of Human Language.
The design features of the human language are openness, displacement, arbitrariness, duality of
patterning, semanticity, and prevarication.
2. What are the consequences for speakers of Vietnamese that age ref