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How do humans communicate? What are the links among communication, cultural diversity, and inequality? How does language change? It is true that many species communicate with one another. However, no other species has the capacity for the complex non-verbal and verbal communication that humans exhibit. Communication is not only about words; it also includes all of the non-verbal forms of communication: posture, facial expression, tone, gestures, etc. Humans are "wired" for language. The ability that we have for language is related to the physical structure of all the anatomical parts necessaryto make speech and our enormous brain capacities compared with other species. Every infant is born with the capacity for language; however, infants and young children require social interaction in order for this capacity to be realized. Ethnocentric ideas about language include the notion that some languages are more complex or "better" than others. These ethnocentric ideas were especially spread in colonial times by Europeans and European-Americans who believed thatnative languages were not complex and, as a result, native peoples had little capacity for abstract thought. Linguists have clearly shown that all languages have complex grammars and rich vocabularies. Thousands of languages are in danger of being lost because of there are few people who speak them and they are not being taught to younger generations.Module 3 Discussion Board PromptIn this module you learned about worldviews. In Module 1, you read Chapter 1: Anthropologyand the Study of Culture in the Miller textbook and you were introduced to the concepts of cultural relativism and critical cultural relativism (pages 20-21 in the 3rd edition). People often think of morality as a concrete thing but there are many different moral frameworks. Most people also believe that morals do not exist outside of culture, but rather, were invented by humans.For the discussion board, consider the following questions:Do you think morality is objective/universal or subjective/culturally-determined? If you think it is universal, how do we obtain our moral system? If you think it is culturally-determined, then can anything ever be "wrong?"Do you think there are any things that are universally wrong (e.g. female circumcision, child marriage, whaling, etc.)? If so, should others interceded? When? How?How tolerant do you think you are of other moral systems?In your pin, answer the questions above and engage in respectful conversation and debate with your classmates about morality and worldviews. Remember to check your classmates' posts and follow those whose posts resonate with you. To follow someone, simply click on their name to open their profile then click on the "follow" box. Here are a few definitions to start with. Communication is the process of sending and receiving messages.Among humans, communication involves some form of language, a systematic set of symbols and signs with learned and shared meanings. Language may be spoken, hand-signed, written,

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