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S&I - Language
Transcript of S&I - Language
What is it? And why is it your favorite? Let's talk: Echoic Theory
Speaking from a Christian worldview, do you find the theories on the echoic history relevant?
If so, which do you think is most probable? How does a Christian worldview influence our understanding of how language came to be?
(Adam and Eve talked with one another, God called after them, etc.) Echoic Theory Bow-Wow Theory
Yo-He-Ho Theory Imitation of Animals
Imitation of Objects
Chants Messages, Signs, and Meanings
Chapter 5 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth. Tower of Babel
Genesis 11 Functions of Communication Emotive Function Conative Function Referential Function Poetic Function Phatic Function Mystical Function Economizing Function "Throughout the centuries, the debate on what language is has often focused on whether it was a gift from a divine source or a unique accomplishment of the human mind." p. 94 Soooo... phonemes. Benjamin Lee Whorf:
Anthropological Linguist Relation between language and thought
X = Y You know those times when you just don't have a word for something? Language vs. Speech Meraki (pronounced may-rah-kee; Greek)
Doing something with soul,
creativity, or love. It’s when
you put something of yourself into
what you’re doing
Chutzpah (noun, Yiddish) audacity;
nerve. unmitigated effrontery or
Schadenfreude (noun, German)
The pleasure derived from someone
else’s pain Iconicity of Words Discover
Razor Antonymy Homonymy Proportionality Hyponymy Synonymy Relations Among Words Excellent Names Equality 7-2521
Liberty 5-3000 24601 Metalingual Function A couple others: Writing "...in every alphabetic sign, there is a pictographic history and prehistory..." p. 113 Jakobson's "Constituents" Verbal A r t "Poetry is essentially 'vocal music'..." p. 113 Etymology Language as a Social Construction Words mean what we have come to accept them to mean. John 1:1
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Nell
1994, Starring Jodie Foster and Liam Neeson Mercutio: “Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance.”
Romeo: “Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes With nimble soles; I have a soul of lead So stakes me to the ground I cannot move.” http://nooooooooooooooo.com/ Excellent