The Spread of Applied Anthropology
Applied anthropology began to grow in the 1970s as anthropologists found jobs with
international organizations, governments, businesses, and schools.
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 resulted in the new fie
ANT 3610 / SPRING 2017
DIRECTIONS. Take this test in one sitting, and then bring it with you to class on Tuesday
(Feb 28). I suggest that you print two copies, one to use as a working draft and one to hand in
as your final
Feb 2nd, 2017
Structure of Noise
I thought the most interesting thing about the reading was when Smith
explained how language is both universal and subject to parametric variation. He
also says that humans are the same when it comes to th
Does Smith convince you that linguistics is at the center of the universe?
Smith convinces me that linguistics is at the center of our human universe.
Without language, our world would be completely different. It would
Whales, Sunflowers, and
The Evolution of Language
I liked the idea of biolinguistics and Chomskys argument that the study of
language is grouped with chemistry and genetics in the natural sciences rather than
poetry and literature. Chomsk
The beginning of this chapter is basically a snarky book review, which was pretty
funny at first, but became increasingly difficult to follow as the chapter went on. Smith gives
a brief description of a variety of topics such a
Ch. 8 Puzzle
I think the most interesting part of this chapter was the part when Smith tries
to get Amahl to say the word jump and Amahl cant pronounce it as jump but
rather dup. Then when pressed, he says Only daddy can say dup. He knew
Examine the following data from Turkish, an Altaic language; then answer the questions.
'to an ocean'
'of an ocean'
'to a house'
'of our tooth'
Using the map provided (next page), list each sound in Tongan, along with a sample word:
Now organize the sounds into their appropriate natur
Im glad that Smith comes to terms with the fact that his use of sexist
language is problematic. I struggled understanding where he was coming from other
than a place of arrogance and laziness. Language is one of the most powerf
generative A formally explicit
grammar which defines
the set of grammatical
sentences in a language;
the term has been
introduced by Chomsky in
this sense, and is also
more generally used for
the grammar(s) developed
by Chomsky and
Terms for Syntax (and Morphology)
an optional element of a
a yellow chair
removal does not affect the
structural identity of the
construction. [In the theor
Terms for Semantics (and Pragmatics)
bad - good
respect to some
Terms for Phonology (and Phonetics)
the study of the physical properties of
speech sound, as transmitted between
mouth and ear; usually conducted with the
help of computer programs that analyze
speech recordings and visu
There are three types of the study of the sounds of language. Acoustic Phonetics is the study
of the physical properties of sounds. Auditory Phonetics is the study of the way listeners
perceive sounds. Articulatory Phonetics (the type this lesson is conce
The Study of Language Structure
At the beginning of the 20th century, attention shifted to the fact that not only language change,
but language structure as well, is systematic and governed by regular rules and principles. The
attention of the world's lin
April 16, 2012
Persian is an Indo-European language, part of the Indo-Iranian branch. It is a sub group of West
Iranian languages. Is it primarily spoken in Afghanistan, Iran (where it is the official language), and
February 14, 2012
Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia, where the majority of Amharic speakers are
located, but there also a number of speakers found in other countries such as Eritrea, Egypt,
Israel, and Sweden. The language of Amharic i
Symbolic Anthropologist Fieldwork among Dodgers baseball team Co-Editor of "The Other Fifty Percent" Johanna (Joan) Barker Studied the L.A.P.D.1977 to 1997 Field work in Ghana 1977 Peggy Reeves Sanday Feminist Theorist turned Minangkabau Ethnographer Co-E
Anthropologists in the News
Anthropologists contribute to American society as well as to the international community of
Helen Fisher Studies Brains in Love
LANGUAGE LOSS AND REVIVAL
UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) is
focused on preserving and reviving traditional languages
LANGUAGE LOSS AND REVIVAL
Initiative [email protected]: Promotes multilingualism on the Internet,
Interesting Facts About Language
The number of sentences is infinite.
We are able to distinguish grammatical from ungrammatical sentences.
We are able to recognize truncated sentences (Stop it) that are missing nouns.
We are able to recognize ambiguous s
A system of symbolic communication using sounds and/or gestures that are able to be
understood by all members within a society that share the language.
Can you think of examples?
Symbol vs. Signal
Symbol: Shared understandings abou
Tylor's Definition of Culture "Culture .taken in its widest. sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, arts, morals, law, and custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society." Features of Culture D
Linguistics is guided by the three canons of science 1) exhaustiveness: it strives for thorough-goingness in the examination of relevant materials 2) consistency, that is, there should be no contradiction between different parts of the total statement 3)
Applied Anthropology? Or, Yes, You Can Get a Job as An Anthropologist! (modified from McGraw-Hill 2004) What is Applied Anthropology? Applied Anthropology refers to the application of anthropological data, perspectives, theory, and methods to identify, as
What is a Language? Language = df. A system that uses some physical sign (sound, gesture, mark) to express meaning. We are Uniquely Language-Users Other Animals Communicate Cats arch their back to scare the neighbor cat Bees tell each other when they have