Quiz 1: Create a semantic inclosure
Ethnosemantics is defined in our manner elucidator as “the consider of how members of a humanization use expression to relate classifications; for pattern, perversion, kinship, sky, animals, and plants.” Read Week 4 Commentary, minority “Ethnosemantics,” and supervene the guidelines adown to educe a semantic inclosure. Supplies needed: renunciation cards, tract prunes.
Select a special to consultation. This may be someone you distinguish from your own humanization, or someone from another humanization. You may aim to consultation someone who speaks your archaic expression.
Explain that you are opposed to acquire bigwig encircling the humanization of this special. You conquer be consultationing the special encircling some subject-matter that is free to him or her, so you can acquire encircling this subject-matter.
Find out bigwig that this special distinguishs bigwig encircling or is spirited in. He or she could distinguish encircling motorcycles, fixing clocks, fitness clubs, rap still n ess, baking cookies, making curry, generous soccer, or knitting socks.
Invite your "vernacular informant" to inventory all the stipulations associated after a period his or her arena of attention. (For pattern: Types of cookies: chocolate remnant, peanut butter, Snickerdoodles.)
Write each message on a disjoined renunciation card or tract. Ask open-ended questions to alert. (For pattern: "What other items would you use?")
Invite your vernacular informant to species the cards into meaningful categories. First, ask him or her to species them into at lowest two contrastive categories. Then, accept each stack and ask him or her to part those into at lowest two categories. Ask your consultationee to decipher each nature as you go along, and ask what is divergent encircling one accumulate as compared to the other.
Take notes so you won’t obliviate what is said. You may aim to prune one stack concertedly period you are launched on another so you don’t get the cards qualified up.
Check Table 4.1 (in Week 4 Commentary, minority “Ethnosemantics”) and, using it as an pattern, delineate a chart of a semantic inclosure naturalized on all the stipulations unmoved and how they accept been categorized.
Write a inconsiderable ment (no past than two pages) including the chart you accept educed and a argument of how, in your solution, your informant views this subject-matter, e.g., what is his or her criteria for organizing tone in categories, what husk of categories he or she employs.
Submit your ment into your Assignments folder by the end of week 4.
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