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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 100
Professor
John Barker
Semester
Winter

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Language The foundation of culturerdJanuary 23 2012 Humans are symbolized animalsA symbol is something that represents something elsethe relationships between a symbol and the thing it represents is arbitraryMeaning is generated through relationships between symbols and the rules that govern the relationshipsProductivity the ability to create an infinite range of understandable expressions from a finite set of linguistic rulesDisplacement the ability to refer to events and issues beyond the immediate present ie In the past and futureLanguage creativity convey complex information planningeducationHumans use many times of symbol systems 1 Spokenwritten language 2 Body language kinesics 3 Symbolic domains foodLanguage is the basis of human cultureCommination basis of social interactionSymbolic reasoning basis of planning inv
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