ANT 204: Cultural Anthropology
Dated Assignment/TWA # 2
Classification: Language and Kinship
For this Assignment/Activity you will get the opportunity to:
Understand how your classmates vary;
Practice following directions, writing, citing sources, website navigation, word
processing, uploading/downloading files (Mechanics);
Critically assess the sources and data (Credible Sources);
Apply what you have learned (Knowledge);
Sample what anthropologists do by conducting surveys and analyzing data (Methods);
Developing conclusions from data and supporting your position with evidence (Strength
(Refer to the syllabus and Blackboard for Rubric, Submission deadline, and resources)
The assignment consists of the following steps:
1) Complete the coursework to help you answer the question fully and correctly. You must
use all the terms, and also UNDERLINE (or bold) them when you DEFINE the terms.
Use the textbook and online resources I provided, AND use correct in text citations and
bibliographic methods. Consult the rubric to make sure you followed all directions.
Upload BEFORE the deadline so you can check the Originality Report and make any
2) Answer the question using a persuasive essay format.
Language helps us construct the world, including who we can marry. How do
the terms we use to describe our relationships influence who we can and who
we cannot marry? Give specific examples from the textbook and videos.
A well-argued answer should cover the following:
1) Understand the meaning of the key terms
2) Can provide relevant examples to support your answer
3) Can critically examine the evidence and develop conclusions
4) Can follow directions
5) Can write a college level essay
Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Cross cousins Affinal Consanguineal Endogamy
Polygyny Parallel cousins Kinship Taboo Exogamy