ANTH 1150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Sociolinguistics, Vocal Tract, Arbitrariness

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Bound morpheme: a morpheme that can occur in a language only in combination with other morphemes, as s in english does to signify the plural. (p. 76) Code switching: the process of changing from one level of language to another. (p. 91) Conventional gestures: body movements that have to be learned and can vary cross-culturally. (p. 77) Core vocabulary: in language, pronouns, lower numerals, and names for body parts, natural objects, and basic actions. (p. 81) Creole: a more complex pidgin language that has become the mother tongue of a significant population. (p. 91) Dialects: varying forms of a language that reflect particular regions or social classes and that are similar enough to be mutually intelligible. (p. 88) Displacement: the ability to refer to objects and events removed in time and space. (p. 74) Ethnolinguistics: the study of the relation between language and culture. (p. 87)

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