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APG 203
Professor Garcia- Quijano

Chapter 5 Wild primates use call systems to communicate -Call systems cannot be combined when multiple stimuli are present Contrasts between language and call systems include displacement, productivity, and cultural transmission Over time, ancestral call systems became too complex for genetic transmission and hominid communication began to rely on learning Humans still learn non-verbal communication such as facial expressions, gestures, and body stance -But language is the main form of communication No language uses all the sounds the human vocal tract can make -Phonology: the study of speech sounds Linguistic anthropologists share anthropologys general interest in time and space Sociolinguistics investigates relationships between social and linguistic variation by focusing on the actual use of language Linguistics of a low status group are negatively evaluated -Reflect association of features with low social status Historical linguistics is useful for anthropologists interested in historica
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