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Department
Diaspora and Transnational Studies
Course
DTS200Y1
Professor
Winterterm Prof
Semester
Winter

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th DTS 200 Feb 4 , 2011 Q: How do languages appear in the first place? Field of historical linguistics traces languages back to their roots and even further 2 find the origins Churches look down on this aspect of tracing language roots desecration Is an important concept in this discussion Literacy was a privilege; ownership of the written language meant power and power was never easily given away Church discouraged this search for language o They insisted on divine origin of language o Christian bible written in Hebrew- regarded as a sacred languge o Previously they had scientifically proven the divinity of the origins of this language and now this is contended o Tower of babel: bible story o Punishment: langua
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