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Lecture 6

Linguistics-Lecture 6-Self Society and Freedom Feb 12 2009

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT100Y1
Professor
Marcel Danesi
Semester
Winter

Description
Self, Society, Freedom The Whorf hypothesis Social Identity and Language Hegemony, Resistance, Incorporation The Whorf Hypothesis Benjamin Whorf (1897-1941( $9743J:K471+549K08L8,3J:,J009072L308%K4:JK9 :0,N:K471+549K08L8 Warning do not exaggerate the influence of language on thought French Jaime le poulet i like chicken i love chicken jadore le poulet - Je taime i love you false conclusion: the french cant differentiate between people talking Spanish Quiero comer ,Z,39940,9 Te quiero ,O4;04:47,Z,394: false conclusion: Spanish speakers cant tell the difference between desire and love Translation problems not cognitive (thinking) problems example: japanese number example: table vs. desk Cultural meaning however, the use and meaning of language does indicate culture-specific ways of thinking about the world mana - ,3L2507843,O147.0418:5073,9:7,O47LJL314:3L3,OO4-M0.985078438,3,3L2,O8,3,84:7.04154Z07 ...polynesian origin, important concept in earlier anthropology, including Whorf Language as a symptom of social conditions O4;0L8
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