Pragmatics- meaning in context, needed in order to understand
Pronouns must be present (in order to be pointed at) or alluded to previously
could you pass me a hammer?
Moving words can change meaning
So can changing to
1. I found it interesting that Sapir continually referred to linguistics as a science and
linguists as scientists, although upon closer inspection both are certainly true.
Although linguistics is in t
1. Ethnic Style in Male-Female Conversation It is incredibly fascinating to see
how the very structure of the language one speaks determines how one
speaks in general. An extreme example of this is Japanese, which is a
1. Eskimo Snow Terms- This article focuses on the myth of hundreds of terms for
snow in the Eskimo language. While I was very surprised by this, as I had been
told several times throughout my life the opposite, what i
ANTH 3290/7290 "The Nature of Language"
Midterm study guide
Q: What is the format of the exam?
A: Multiple choice and short answer
Q: How should I answer a short answer question?
A: With a short but complete answer. Do NOT repeat the questi
Nature of Language
I like how this article shows real life applications of linguistics. When I was first
deciding which classes would comprise my fall schedule last year, I stumbled upon