Firstly, What are the main characteristics about human language that separate it from call systems?
Secondly, How do cultural contexts play a role in linguistic anthropology?
Firstly, What are some examples of male/female communication patterns?
Secondly, Why does the author believe males and females miscommunicate?
When thinking about language, it is important to not only consider
the definition of words,
also the cultural contexts of words.
Provide a situation that an immigrant might have trouble CULTURALLY COMMUNICATING with a locally born person.
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Linguistic anthropology is a branch of anthropology that studies the role of language in the social lives of individuals and communities.
Linguistic anthropology explores how language shapes communication.
Language plays a huge role in social identity, group membership, and establishing cultural beliefs and ideologies.
A closely relate field (some say, exactly the same field), anthropological linguistics, investigates the relationship between language and culture from the linguistics perspective.
According to some, this is a branch of linguistics.
This may differ from linguistic anthropology because linguists will focus more on the way words are form
, for example, the phonology or vocalization of the language to semantics and grammar systems.
For example, linguists pay close attention to “code-switching,”
a phenomenon that occurs when two or more languages are spoken in a region and the speaker borrows or mix the languages in normal discourse. For example, when a person is speaking a sentence in English but completes his or her thought in Spanish and the listener understands and continues the conversation in a similar way.
A linguistic anthropologist may be interested in code-switching as it affects the society and evolving culture, but will not tend to focus on the study of code-switching, which would be more of an interest to the linguist.