The Relationship between Language and Culture

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It is generally agreed that language and culture are closely related. Language can be viewed as a verbal expression of culture. It is used to maintain and convey culture and cultural ties. Language provides us with many of the categories we use for expression of our thoughts, so it is therefore natural to assume that our thinking is influenced by the language which we use. The values and customs in the country we grow up in shape the way in which we think to a certain extent.

Cultures hiding in languages, examines the link between Japanese language and culture. An Insight into Korean Culture through the Korean Language discusses how Korean culture influences the language.

Languages spoken in Ireland, focuses on the status of the Irish language nowadays and how it has changed over time. In our big world every minute is a lesson looks at intercultural communication and examines how it can affect interactions between people from countries and backgrounds.

Read the articles below for a greater insight into the topic:

Cultures hiding in languages

An Insight into Korean Culture through the Korean Language

Languages spoken in Ireland

In our big world every minute is a lesson

Simplified Introduction to Irish Names

Language, culture and thoughts: do languages shape the way we think?

The power of words

Breizh: an endangered regional language?

Languages, marketing and advertising

An International Sea Sponge

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  1. Pingback: The Relationship between Language and Culture - Lexiophiles » blog.lonelynot.org

  2. I was surprised to discover that some of the minor languages/ dialects were slowly dying away because of their reduced use and dying of the older people. What should we do to serve the minor languages/ dialects from dying out! I fear for the loss of some information and knowledge gained over time in those languages/ dialects.

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