Re: emic/etic distinction
29 Nov 1994 22:50:32 -0500
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There is not much nowadays because Marvin Harris totally misunderstood the
linguistic model and methodology. Because he was so influential, an
entire generation of anthropologists mistook emic to mean
insider=subjectivity and etic to mean outsider=objectivity. If you
understand phonetics and phonemics, then you understand etics and emics.
Similar points of articulation, be they in the mouth or out of it, give
different meanings that are socially, hence, culturally distributed.