1 A_4-3_ORourke Michael J. O’RourkeEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University MGMT 427 Assignment 4.3
2 A_4-3_ORourke 1.How does culture influence language? Use examples from vocabulary, syntax, or grammar to support your answer. Culture has immense effects on the language used by people within a community. Vocabularies are expanded and adapted to what is considered important within a culture. In American society, our industrialized roots have created common technological terms as well a vast amount of occupational terms such as “accountant, teacher, etc.”In certain non-industrialized societies such as the Koga of southern India, they have seven different words for bamboo but do not have a word in their language for the word snow. This shows that a culture not surrounded by certain aspects such as geography or climate will lack certain words that may be common in an industrialized society. Social influences, such as baseball in the United States, have created common metaphors that are well known within societies familiar with the sport but might seem awkward to cultures that are not as well versed with baseball or do not know the sport at all. 2.Some argue using new technologies such as e-mail and texting will lead to more informed and engaged business people. Others feel that the new forms of communication will lead to more superficial communication and more easily
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