The Social Functions of Science Fictions

The Social Functions of Science Fictions

Linguistic Diversity & Fear of Miscommunication BIS 317: Language, Society, and Cultural Knowledge Melanie Kill what is this class about?

linguistic diversity miscommunication What do we need to ask to understand why? What are the various ways the notion of communication has been conceptualized historically?

How can we most usefully understand the relationships between language and thought? What is and can be the role of language in individual and national identity? How do people communicate across cultural and linguistic differences? How and why do languages change over time? What is the role of language policy in a democracy?

Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Tower of Babel. 1563. What does it mean to communicate? for Wednesday Read the syllabus

Revise the Oxford Companion to the English Language definitions of communication and language Last 5 minutes Meet and learn the names of 2-3 people you dont already know Find out what questions they still have about the class and answer

them if possible If not possible, write them down and turn them in to me before you leave

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