Key Terms & Concepts

  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Language
  • Communication
  • Call system
  • Linguistic displacement
  • Productivity
  • Agglutinative language
  • Morpheme
  • Morphology
  • Phoneme
  • Syntax
  • Lexicon
  • Semantics
  • Ethnosemantics
  • Focal vocabulary
  • Kinesics
  • Proxemics
  • Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
  • Linguistic determinism
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pidgin language
  • Creole language
  • Regional dialects
  • Euphemisms