Window on Humanity Study Set 1

Anthropology

Quiz 10 :

Language and Communication

Quiz 10 :

Language and Communication

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Research on the communication skills of nonhuman primates reveals their inability to refer to objects that are not immediately present in their environment, such as food and danger. The ability to describe things and events that are not present is called
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What is the term for the ability to create new expressions by combining other expressions?
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Which of the following was studied by Sapir and Whorf?
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A sociolinguist studies
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A key feature of language that helps explain anthropologists' continued interest in studying it is that it
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Romance languages like French and Spanish are daughter languages of Latin, which is their common
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What is the study of the sounds used in speech?
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What are phonemes?
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What term refers to the existence of "high" and "low" dialects within a single language?
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What term refers to the arrangement and order of words into sentences?
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Just as in other areas of anthropology, the study of language involves investigating what is or isn't shared across human populations and why these differences or similarities exist. The linguist Noam Chomsky has argued that the human brain contains a limited set of rules for organizing language, so that all languages have a common structural basis. He calls this set of rules
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Language and communication involve much more than just verbal speech. The study of communication through body movements, stances, gestures, and facial expressions is known as
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Which of the following statements about chimpanzee call systems is NOT true?
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________ refers to the specialized set of terms and distinctions that are particularly important to certain groups.
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Sapir and Whorf argued that the grammatical categories of different languages lead their speakers to think about things in particular ways. However, studies on the differences between female and male Americans with regard to the color terms they use suggest that
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What is the term for variations in speech due to different contexts or situations?
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Which of the following statements about sociolinguists is FALSE?
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Recent research on the origins of language suggests that a key mutation might have something to do with it. Comparing chimp and human genomes, it appears that
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Linguistic anthropologists also are interested in investigating the structure of language and how it varies across time and space. What is the study of the forms in which sounds combine to form words?
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The lexicon of a language is
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