Answer the following essay questions completely, using specific examples to illustrate your points.
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1. Ethnolinguistics studies : the relationship between language and culture and how they mutually influence and inform each other" (Haviland et al.,117) Using the three examples of (1) gender differences in language use, (2) Ebonics, and (3) code switching, describe the contributions of ethnolinguistics to our understanding of human communication.
2. Describe the different views of Native American and Euro - American culture on the intersexed child, or "two-sprit". How have anthropologists in their studies of culture and personality contributed to our understanding of gender roles and personality development?
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Ethnolinguistics is a valuable resource in studying the shifting dynamics of a culture. Some of the most recent research on gender differences in language use is happening at the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers there are conducting a large scale study on ethnolinguistics using different social media platforms (World Well-Being Project 2014). After conducting text analysis of over 75,000 Facebook users, researchers found several gender differences. For instance, men tend to use more possessive language, e.g. “my girlfriend” or “my partner,” and more language about object references, e.g. Xbox, TV, etc (World Well-Being Project 2014)....
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