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research on communication skills of nonhuman primates reveals that
they can't combine the calls for food and danger into a single utterance
when Washoe and Lucy tried to teach sign language to other chimpanzees, this was an example of
recent research on the origin of language suggests that
a mutation in humans (which happened 15,000 years ago) may have conferred selective advantages (linguistic and cultural abilities)
what is the study of communication through body movements, stances, gestures, and facial expressions
the scientific study of a spoken language involves several interrelated areas of analysis. Which area refers to all of a language's morphemes and their meanings?
studies on the differences between female and male Americans in regard to the color terms they suggest that
in opposition to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, it might be more reasonable to say that changes in culture produce changes in language and thought rather than the reverse.
-they are concerned more with performance than with competence
-they look at society and at language
-they are concerned with linguistic change
-they focus on surface structure
honorifics are terms used with people, often being added to their names, to "honor" them. why would sociolinguists be interested in studying the use of honorifics
they may convey or imply a status difference between the speaker and the person being referred to or addressed.
Black English Vernacular (BEV)
-many aspects of BEV are also present in southern white speech
-BEV is not inferior to SE
-linguists view BEV as a dialect of SE, not a different language
-BEV is not an ungrammatical collection of SE expressions
_________ refers to the ability to create new expressions by combining other expressions, while _________ is the ability to describe things and events that are not present
in a stratified society, even people who do not speak the prestige dialect tend to accept it as "standard" or superior. In Pierre Bourdieu's term, this is the instance of _________
the world's linguistic diversity has been cut in half in the past________ years, and half of the remaining ________languages are predicted to disappear during this century
the study of society through sampling, statistical analysis, and impersonal data collection
idea (boas) that histories are not comparable; diverse paths can lead to the same cultural result
idea (harris) that cultural infrastructure determines structure and superstructure
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