Power of Words
Power of Words LINGUIS 210
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Date Created: 10/27/15
Lingui 090209 Intro Word ofthe day Bubbler aka Water fountain fountain drinking fountain water cooler water bubbler 0 Mostly from Milwaukee amp its suburbs Milwaukee is also thought to be the geographic origin of bubbler coined by the Kohler company in the early 1900s 0 Also found in Rhode Island far eastern Connecticut amp southeastern Massachusetts including the Boston area also in southeastern Australia predominately in New South Wales What is the difference between coat amp jacket 0 Linguists study how an individual s social regional amp ethnic background as well as age amp gender influences how they speak 0 This is called Sociolinguisticsamp this will be the main focus ofthis class Word ofthe day To kick the bucket 0 Doesn t refer to an actual bucket or a physical act of kicking instead means to die 0 ldiom amp idioms can be made up ofseveral words but they act like single words when used as a unit 0 EX Kaboodle in the whole kit and kaboodle o What is considered a word depends on your language amp the situationcontext 0 Study of language amp the meaning amp the meaning of words is called Semantics one ofthe sub disciplines of linguistics Study of how we build words out of smaller meaningful elements is called Morphology 0 Ex Orthography Even ifyou never heard this word before you might be able to guess its meaning graph writing y noun Cot vs Caught o Phonology is the ways in which language uses different sounds amp the relationships among those sounds What languages do you speak This is a WH question WHat WHere WHy WHen English allows you to ask a question this way You speak What language amp answer this way l speak FrenchRussianNepali Syntaxis the study of the structure ofsentences amp phrases amp the relationships among them
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