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Unformatted text preview: Language is a symbolic way to view things. It helps us develop our identities. Most languages have been passed down for many generations. Without a basic understanding of what other people are doing and saying there would not be technological advances like there are today. There are many different styles of language. How you talk and choose what words to say varies from culture to culture. Some cultures want to to just be completely straight forward and others "beat around the bush" when they speak. In some places being in your face and direct can get someone to buy your product, in other countries this would seem rude. It really just depends where you live and your cultural background. I felt this was an important chapter because it looks at how language can influence your culture even in the smallest way....
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Stephenson during the Fall '09 term at Ohio University- Athens.
- Fall '09