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Department
Intercultural Studies
Course
INTC 1F90
Professor
Jeff Reichheld
Semester
Winter

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The limits of my language are the limits of my worldWittgensteinHuman physiology predisposes humans to the capacity for languageIn other words the ability to have language is biological however language itself is culturally derivedHumans biological apparatus can develop a wide array of sounds that are translated into meaning by systematicalA Symbol is a word action or object that stands for or represents a unit of meaning Pg 13169Onomatopoeia the approximation of a sound in words o In English dogs bark woof woof ruff ruff bow wow o In other languages it may sound very differentRegardless of how cultures determine the symbolobject relationship all languages use regular constructs of sound to relay the meaningfulness of that symbol o SoundsymbolPhonemes soundmorphemes units of meaningwordsPhoneme the individual sounds that comprise words o In Engl
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