Languages and Cultures

Does the language affect the culture?

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2014-03-07 04:51:18

There are schools of thought that believe just that. The book

'The Languages of Pao' investigates the cultural impact on a

society that is taught specialty languages for each aread of

expertise: military, scientific, trade, while maintaining a unique

(noun absent) archaic language.

It is generally agreed that language and culture are closely

related. Language can be viewed as a verbal expression of

culture.

Consider a simple thing like a greeting:

In English we say "How are you?" We are not really interested in

how the person feels and we would be surprised if the person

started to tell us about their aches and pains and health problems

but that is our greeting, our culture. Other cultures have

different greetings they may say "Where are you going?" or "where

have you come from?" when they meet because that is their

culture.


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