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LANGUAGE - other routines of daily life They also learn...

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Homo sapiens is the only animal capable of speech. Language makes it possible for people to communicate and think about abstract concepts.
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Social learning by which children acquire culture would be impossible without language. Language allows us to communicate about past, present and future events.
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Language is a part of culture. Language and culture are independent. Language and culture are partly interconnected.
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Language defines the world view of its speakers. This hypothesis is still widely debated: World views change more rapidly than language. Speakers of languages with a common ancestor should show cultural similarities.
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Review of Cultural Transmission Enculturation Acculturation A child is always born without cultural patterns. Typically children will acquire the patterns of the culture into which they are born (or to which they are taken immediately after birth.)
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Children learn eating, sleeping, dressing and
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Unformatted text preview: other routines of daily life. They also learn Values Goals Ambitions Hopes Fears Language is the key vehicle through which these traits are acquired. “BE GOOD” English (Italian, Greek) “BE WISE” French (Child is imprudent, injudicious.) “BE FRIENDLY” “BE KIND”(Scandinavian,Norwegian, etc.) “BE IN-LINE” German (Child is not conforming, out-of-step, out-of-line. “BE HOPI” Hopi (Child is not acting in the Hopi way … the right way … the proper way.) A few chimpanzees and gorillas have been taught sign language. They have learned signs for things, actions, and emotional states,and can combine the signs into meaningful sentences but, can not master language in its fully developed forms. Japanese honorifics include rules about formality and politeness, many of which are related to the relative status of the individuals interacting....
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