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Cultural Anthropology - Introduction to Language and Non-ve..
Cultural Anthropology - Introduction to Language and Non-verbal Language

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School
Trent University
Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1010H
Professor
Lynda Mannik
Semester
Winter

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rdCultural AnthropologyMarch 3 2014Introduction to Language and Nonverbal Language Symbol or signsomething that stands for or means something else Referentset of letters or figures that identify somebody or something Different kinds of visual signsIconiconicsignifier is perceived as resembling or imitating the signified IndexIndexicalsignifier is not arbitrary but is directly connected in some way to the signified SymbolSymbolicSignifier does not resemble the signified Languagesystem that prescribes how the symbols can be meaningfully combinedLearnedit is culturally transmitted Productivesymbols can be combined in novel and infinite waysTherefore language can express displacement language referring to events or things
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