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linguistics

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Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANT100Y1
Professor
Christopher Watts

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**Franz Boas 1858-1942
-With kwakwaka family
-Each culture is a complex of language, culture, and physical type and none is inferior to any other
- A higher culture
Cultural Relativism
-Each culture has its own values(if you belong to one culture you should not judge another)
-“There no universal standards of progress or of morality” (no culture is more advanced than another)
-“Universal is really western”-example democracy begun in Western nations
-Can this be used to deny what is taken as human rights in the west, to others?
Why linguistics and semiotics in anthropology?
-Anthropology-study of what it means to be human
why language?
why semiotics?what is semiotics?
Homo sapiens- “human that knows
knowing-making sense (reflecting, representing)
language- a way to make sense
-Language means to make sense=to signify
-study of language: linguistics (sub discipline within semiotics)
-study of signs(signifying)=semiotics(study of language and other signs(semiotics proper)
Linguistics is a part of semiotics
Communication
-signification=making sense, making signs(make sense through signs)
linguistic and non-linguistic signs
the nature of signs:
-signifier and signified
-symbol,icon,index
the function of signs:communication and construction
how we construct our self
communication
2 function of sings:
-classic (structuralist)label for the school of though communication model:
speaker(sender), channel(medium through which communication takes places...ex.internet,phone),hearer
(receiver)
-encoding and decoding
the speaker before sending is encoding(language which is the CODE ex.english,french..etc) and then
hearer decodes the language by decoding
-assumes that there is an uncoded message independent of language which then gets encoded then
hearer decodes it**THIS IS PROBABLY NOT TRUE**
A classic (saussurean) view of signication....Ferdinand de Saussure
-signifier(a sign has a signifier which is what you see the MATERIAL THING) AND signified (the meaning
of what you see) = SIGN (the combination of the signifier and signified)
Symbol, icon, index
symbol: arbitrary(no reason for the work) relation to signified referent
January 27/2011
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January 272011 **Franz Boas 1858-1942 -With kwakwaka family -Each culture is a complex of language, culture, and physical type and none is inferior to any other - A higher culture Cultural Relativism -Each culture has its own values(if you belong to one culture you should not judge another) -There no universal standards of progress or of morality (no culture is more advanced than another) -Universal is really western-example democracy begun in Western nations -Can this be used to deny what is taken as human rights in the west, to others? Why linguistics and semiotics in anthropology? -Anthropology-study of what it means to be human why language? why semiotics?what is semiotics? Homo sapiens- human that knows knowing-making sense (reecting, representing) language- a way to make sense -Language means to make sense=to signify -study of language: linguistics (sub discipline within semiotics) -study of signs(signifying)=semiotics(study of language and other signs(semiotics proper) Linguistics is a part of semiotics Communication -signication=making sense, making signs(make sense through s
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