ERIC Number: ED173241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
Language: Anthropology and Communication [And] Language Pupil Text. Publications No. 45 and 44.
Ramsay, Alexandra; Sebeok, Thomas A.
Part of the Anthropology Curriculum Project, the document introduces social studies classroom teachers and junior high school students to the study of language and emphasizes the importance of language as a part of culture. The document contains a teacher background component and a student text. The teacher background material is presented in five chapters. Chapter I introduces the concept of communication, reviews the communicational relationship between sender and receiver, and defines communication terms. Chapters II and III discuss linguistics and grammar, focusing on the sounds and meanings of speech and meanings of linguistic vocabulary. Chapter IV explains how the study of the history of language helps anthropologists understand culture. The final chapter explores the relationship between culture and communication. The student text focuses on five topics, each of which is represented by a chapter--"All Men Have Language,""How Language Affects Our Lives,""The Nature of Language,""How Scientists Study Language," and "Languages are Always Changing." For each topic, information is presented on activities, vocabulary definitions, discussion of key concepts, tabular representation of concepts, and background information. Activities involve students in role playing, class discussion, defining terms, interpreting sounds, making tape recordings, library research, and deciphering simple linguistic codes. (DB)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Culture, Curriculum Guides, Instructional Materials, Junior High School Students, Language, Learning Activities, Linguistics, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Units of Study
Anthropology Curriculum Project, 107 Dudley Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 (Prices are available through project)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Anthropology Curriculum Project.