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Linguistic anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology is concerned with
  • Descriptive (or synchronic) Linguistics Describing dialects (forms of a language used by a specific speech community). this study includes phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
  • Historical (or diachronic) Linguistics Describing changes in dialects and languages over time. This study includes the study of linguistic divergence and language families.
  • Ethnolinguistics Analyzing the relationship between culture, thought, and language.
  • Sociolinguistics Analyzing the social functions of language and the social, political, and economic relationships among and between members of speech communities.

See Anthropology, Linguistics



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