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AQA A-Level Anthropology: Thinking & Communicating - Chapter Summary
This series of anthropology lessons covers the AQA A-Level Anthropology exam's human communication and thinking topics. This informative and engaging chapter will help you master the following concepts that will appear on the exam:
- Understanding different forms of classification and systems of thought
- Evaluating the debate of rationality
- Defining fundamental language, linguistics and language acquisition concepts
- Outlining the different stages of language development
- Assessing cultural and social language functions
Our expert instructors craft each lesson to highlight the most important thinking and communicating terms. You can also solidify your understanding of these topics by taking the included self-assessment quizzes and comprehensive chapter exam.
1. What Is Linguistics? - Definition & Introduction
In this lesson we explore the study of linguistics. The ability to communicate is one of humankind's unique abilities, and the study of linguistics categorizes our languages and attempts to discover how languages have evolved over time.
2. What Is Language?
Have you ever wondered how human language is constructed to form meaning? Why is language more complex than animal calls? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the basic units language and learn how meaning is formed.
3. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages
Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.
4. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language
How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.
5. The Social & Cultural Functions of Language
How or why do you say something? Do you ever relay the same message to different people in different ways? This lesson discusses the importance of language in interactions between people and how culture and language influence each other.
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Other chapters within the AQA A-level Anthropology: Practice & Study Guide course
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Human Beliefs & Behavior
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Principles of Evolution
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Culture & Society
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Organizing Social Relations
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Engaging with Nature
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Personhood & Identity
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Defining Boundaries
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Globalization & Populations
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Human Movement & Migration
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: The Local Perspective
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Perspectives on World Issues
- AQA A-Level Anthropology: Practicing Anthropology
- AQA A-level Anthropology Flashcards