Flashcards in Chapter 9: Language and Culture Deck (12)
A system of communication consisting of sounds and/or gestures.
Is uniquely human
Allow us to communicate with some, but creates barriers with others.
An emotional expression that carries meaning directly related to the response.
Something that stands for something else with little or no natural relationship to its referent.
How we express meaning through sounds beyond words.
Background characteristics of a person's voice.
Intentional sounds humans use to express meaning.
Study of the relationship between language and culture.
Language shapes people's perception of the world, because language structures our thoughts.
Linguistic determinism (strong)
Language determines thought and can limit the way we think.
Language influences thoughts and worldview.