What is the field of study regarding cross-culturally variable nonverbal communication called "proxemics" ?
the study of our use of spcae and how various diffrences in that use can make us feel more relaxed or anxious.
Physical territory-why desks are facing frontwards instead of towards the aisle.
Personal territory-"bubble" of space that you keep between yourself and the person ahead of you in a line.
Who were advocates of the view that the grammatical categories different languages may lead their speakers to think about things in particular ways; the idea that language determines and constrains cognition
Who argued that the human brain contains a limited set of rules for organizing language, so all languages have a common structural basis; Universal Grammar
What are some ways in which Sociolinguistics is different from theoretical linguistics ?
Sociolinguistics linvestigates relationships between social and linguistic variations.
Linguistic performance (what people actually say ) is the main concern. must do field work to see real world situations.
What is focal vocabulary
A specialized set of terms and distinctions within a particular semantic domanin that are particulary important to certain societies.
Ex. Various Eskimo, Inuit, terms for what we call "snow" in English