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    Apache Culture

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    As such, Whitemen are an enigma to the Apaches and, according to Harold Cardinal (as cited in Basso, 1979),“their biggest problem” (p. 3). Various linguistic practices are employed by the Apaches to deal with and try to understand the problem and aid in defining an unbalanced relationship. The expressive nature of these practices acts not only as a relief valve for the ever present uncertainty and angst felt by the Apaches, but also as a diagnostic tool and gauge which becomes a catalyst for perpetually shaping and reflecting their thoughts and worldviews. One notable linguistic practice presented by Basso (1979) is to engage in joking imitations that “are intended to criticize the behavior of Anglo-Americans” (p. 31) and serve “as statements by Apaches that are about Apaches and the kinds of dealings they have with Anglo-Americans” (p. 16). Basso (1979) informs us that joking imitations implement the essential element of code switching, “a linguistic device for framing verbal messages” (p. 8) and the messages, delivered in English, “express the aims and sentiments of the persons who perform them” (p. 8). The content and context of the joking imitations are socially and situationally dictated, allowing for a spectrum of cloaked or “indirect social commentary” (Basso, 1979, p. 9). The use…

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    The Ethnologue Summary

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    that only many can wonder. There story showcased how communication is important and resoueceful. Through communication we learn how to express what we need and share it with others so we can achieve our needs. Communcation allows for society to move forward through realization, sharing puts people on the same page, gives knowledge, and creates movement. Without communication we would be in the postion of Victor and Genie, lost, unclear, and alone in thoughts. Communcation has told peple what…

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    As an International Relations major, when I first looked at the classes offered in the communication section, the name “Intercultural communication” stood out. I was expecting to learn a little bit about every culture: their religion, beliefs, language, mores, etc. I also expected a lot of international students in the class, and the teacher to be chill and open-minded. Gladly, the class exceeded all my expectations. I learned a lot about other cultures, but not in a superficial way, I came to…

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    Cortez, Diana ANTH Sec.1 8/5/14 Piltdown Hoax The pre-sapiens hypothesis was developed by Henri Vallois. It is a theory that consists of two different and separate lineages; they are both in the Mid-Pleistocene. Some people believe that modern Homo sapiens have evolved from one lineage, the pre-sapiens. The Neanderthals which is part of the second lineage evolved into the European Neanderthal population who became extinct. The pre-sapiens hypothesis theory is mainly derived from European fossil…

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    Whorf-Sapir Hypothesis

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    To begin with the research conducted by Daniel Everett does support claims made by the linguistic researchers, Benjamin Whorf and Edward Sapir. Specifically this essay will focus on Daniel Everett’s research that was about the Brazilian tribe called the Piraha. The specific concepts that will be focused on within this essay are about the linguistic relativity hypothesis, which is referred to as the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis (Lucy, 1997, p. 294). A purpose of this essay intends to demonstrate that…

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    Commonly confused, the Linguistic relativity and linguistic determinism theories represent different points on a range of intensity regarding the influence of language on human thought. In order to understand the latter, the relativity theory must be understood, since it is a simpler form of determinism. Relativity, similar to the scientific uses of relativity theories, provides psychologist with a two sided phenomenon, often leaving people with varying positions; Simply put, language we are…

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    The relationship between language and culture. Retrieved from http://www2.lib.nifs- k.ac.jp/HPBU/annals/an46/46-11.pdf- Emma (2010). The relationship between language and culture. Retrieved from http://www.lexiophiles. com/uncategorized/the-relationship-between-language-and-culture Essays, UK. (2013). Language relativity hypothesis. Retrieved from https://www.ukessays. com/essays/psychology/language-relativity-hypothesis.php?cref=1 Eugene (2012). Culture defined- other authors. Retrieved…

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    as a result of children’s understanding abilities, their interaction with other people, and also general learning (VanPatten & Benati 102). No clear line has been cut as to the theory of language accumulation but the following research evidence will help shed more light on it. The relationship between language and thoughts indicates that as we learn mother tongue there are specific habits we acquire that determine our thoughts and shape our daily experiences significantly (Deutscher 2). The…

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    Egg? The question of determining whether the chicken came before the egg, or the egg came before the chicken is an inquiry that may seem laughable; but in my opinion, it is a complex, revolving response, rather than an easy, conclusive one that speculates on the logical sequence of the animal’s existence. Metaphorically, this spinning logic struck my imagination when I read the questions, “How does thinking affect language? How does language affect thinking” (2011, p. 122)? Similar to the…

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    that children are active learners and that thought and language were interconnected. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis entails two thoughts. Both hypothesised that language differences affected cognition, known as linguistic determinism, and that different languages mapped the world in different ways, known as linguistic relativism. Linguistic determinism is the strong version of their hypothesis, determining that language has a strong influence on individual’s thoughts of their world view, an…

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