322 Assignment 1 - Sijia Hao

322 Assignment 1 - Sijia Hao - Sijia Hao 11 January 2012...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Sijia Hao 11 January 2012 CompLit 322 – Assignment 1 Kilito’s piece explores the idea that all languages are relative. Through his dog example, he tries to explain that if two people who speak different languages are forced together, both of them will be rendered incapable of communication. One language, and by extension one person, will be seen as sophisticated while the other as animalistic. The only way for them to effectively communicate is to both downgrade to using primitive, animalistic sounds. If one person were faced with a group of people who spoke a different language, the same hierarchy will form; however, the individual will never be able to reach the group’s level, but the group would be able to fall to his level and imitate the “lesser” form of communication if it chooses to do so. Kilito implies through his examples that translated pieces can only become less-sophisticated, not more. Their meanings will become more simplistic to allow more people to understand....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course COMPLIT 322 taught by Professor Shammas during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

Page1 / 2

322 Assignment 1 - Sijia Hao - Sijia Hao 11 January 2012...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online