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Neandertals Essay

  • Submitted by: valveman
  • on February 20, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 618 words

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Chapters four and five are making more sense as this class moves forward. The analytical side of words and phrases has me wanting to keep digging deeper into this field of Linguistic Anthropology. When this class began I joked with my friends that I wanted a special shovel that could fit into my backpack for me to dig up proof that we are or I am decedent from apes. To further explain this, during the spring break I signed up for initially for Intro to Anthropology which to me was the study of the past. I really was expecting to get that shovel and start digging up something at least once a week. But as fate had it, that class was out at the Montoya campus which made it difficult to fit the commute. I had no idea what this class would bring to me or what I would be required to learn. I’m amazed from day one where this class is heading and has already shown me about language. Many years back, I took an interest in learning Spanish for my job, but mostly for myself to understand what others where always talking about with so much passion and speed. Like a typical American, I used to hear other languages be spoken and I would just tune out and say it’s too complicated to learn. Well, now, I want to learn another language. When I took Spanish back in 1976, the beginning course in Port Allegany High School got us memorizing pencils, pens and time, just like chapter four was referring to, memorize words not there meanings. That was how it was done then, I really hope college Spanish takes a different approach or instructs better teaching methods than back in the nineteen seventies. I understand, morphemes being the smallest unit of meaning in a language, which it says to me to break down any foreign language into its smallest form. Ok, and then do what?   I haven’t quite grasped that step yet, but just like anything else I need to practice it.
Ethnography of speaking to me is like a football playbook that requires you to understand what position you are playing in the...

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