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Themes for Sociocultural Exploration
 
by Carol J. Orwig
 

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Summary

This book contains sets of questions to help you learn about the society and culture as you learn a language. The sets of questions are indexed to the Outline of cultural materials in the Anthropology bookshelf as well as to many of the assignments suggested by Purnell in his Language and culture-learning program for independent learners. This information can help you find out important cultural information to enable you to communicate effectively in another society.

Using themes for sociocultural exploration

Sociocultural themes: Environment

Questions on sociocultural themes: Geography [13*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Domestic animals [231]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Wild animals [136]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Plants [137]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Food [25*,26*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Drink [27*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Agriculture [24*]

Sociocultural themes: Daily life

Questions on sociocultural themes: Sleep [513]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Clothing and adornment [29*,30*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Personal hygiene [515]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Work [46*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Public transportation [48*,49*,50*]

Sociocultural themes: Social relations

Questions on sociocultural themes: Family and kinship[59*,60*,61*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Marriage [58*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Local government [62*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Social stratification [56*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Friendship [572]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Visiting and hospitality [574]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Gift exchanges [431]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Buying and selling [43*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Religious institutions [79*]

Sociocultural themes: Values and beliefs

Questions on sociocultural themes: Religious beliefs [77*]
Questions on sociocultural themes: Language attitudes
Questions on sociocultural themes: Ethics

Sociocultural themes: Arts and entertainment

Sociocultural themes: Life cycle passages


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