Quiz on Learning Module 1 Please answer the following questions as concisely as possible (without being too vague). Each answer should be about 1-2 paragraphs. Ideas that go beyond the class discussion are welcome. You can get a maximum of 10 points per question, with a total of 100 points. What is language? Give examples for its multimodal nature. What are the basic parts of language that linguists study? Give an example of meaning-carrying elements for each part. How do languages of the world differ from one another structurally and otherwise? Give examples for each difference. What is culture? Give examples of different approaches to the understanding of culture. Describe 3 theories of culture and explain how they relate to language. What is the Whorf Hypothesis (The double principle)? Evaluate its accuracy, in your opinion. How did approaches to the study of language change over time, from the early 1900s to the mid and late 21st century? What are language documentation and description? Describe techniques of data collection in ethnographic fieldwork as well as their limitations. How does the social identity of a researcher impact their fieldwork in an intercultural setting? List some challenges and potential solutions. Is it important to study linguistic and cultural diversity? Why? Quiz on Learning Module 2: Human relations Please answer the following questions. Ideas that go beyond the class discussion are welcome. You can get a maximum of 50 points. What is the relation between language and culture/social norms in the domain of kinship? Give three examples (in total) for your points from your own or other cultures. (7 points) Which parameters are used to classify kin categories? Give an example of a kin category for each parameter. (8 points) Do kinship systems across the world align with language families and findings from genetics to form cultural areas? Explain your answer. (5 points) Explain the avoidance register in Datooga: why is this system in place? What is to be avoided and what are 3 examples of linguistic strategies to come up with alternative forms? (9 points) The lexical choices we make to address someone and to refer to someone differ based on familiarity, formality, and attitude. Give a different example for each of these scenarios (= 6 in total: address term reflecting familiarity, formality, attitude; reference term reflecting familiarity, formality, attitude). (6 points) Why do speakers use politeness strategies in communication? (5 points) Im/politeness strategies are multimodal (its not only whats being said). Give an example for multimodality in a type of polite and one of impolite behavior/communication, being as detailed as possible about, e.g., describing a gesture. (10 points)
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