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Linguistics Lec 4- Feb 9.rtf

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT100Y1
Professor
Boddy
Semester
Winter

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ANT100 Linguistics Lecture 4 February 9 2012 Language Culture Freedom Language separates us but also unites us Conformity How does language contribute to the fact that we obey and conform Ex Dogs obey their mastersLanguage and signifying behaviour in general limits what we can say think and do Words of language are limiting they make a continuum into units Often below the level of our consciousness Limiting innovation preserves the social order and can be hegemonicelicits conformity in people makes people give their willing consent So how free are we Lecture ThemesLanguage VarietiesLanguages dialects languages ideologiesSocial Variation accents sociolects social dialects registers varieties of language that depend on formality Hegemony Three Approaches1 Manufacturing consent2 Conformity and resistance 3 Incorporation when people are rebelling against a powerful the powerful can INCORPORATE a rebellion Our society can incorporate resistance to itself Language VarietiesLanguage varieties Language dialects accents registersthese are popular not scientific terms
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