Chapter 5


The function in which language plays


it is useful for sharing and passing our culture along.


Nonhuman communication


Sound, oder, and body movement


Open system


governed by a complex rules about how sounds can mean something.


closed system


different calls are not combined to produce new meaningful utteraances


phonology


the study of sound. ( not words )


morphology


study of words


syntax


study of sentences and paragraphs


morph


s makes it plural. ed makes it in the past


free


a solid single word


code switching


using more than one language in the course of conversing. ie spanglish


linguistic divergence


Those who lived together, split up each with a changed culture