The Role of Language in Communication and Culture

923 Words Feb 17th, 2018 4 Pages
A large number of studies has been piloted to reveal how people from different cultural background differ in their ways, traditions and behaviors of speaking. However, while cultural diversity is oddly being embraced and highlighted by the academic community in general, a chorus of criticism has been directed against the theory of culture as being facing hard periods of time. In the word of the anthropologists Strauss and Quinn (1997:3), studying the theory of culture is useless and impasse, assuming that culture provides no concern in the process of human interaction. Against criticism attacking culture as a concept and theory, Wierzbicka determinedly defended the notion of culture and the necessity of culture theory to clarify different and similar (if any) cultural behavioral and conceptual characteristics of a specific culture.
Unlike the definition of language, the term culture is an ambiguous one. On this base, Barron (2003:24) confirms that culture is a notion which does not have undisputed definition. However , there is a wide range of definitions argue that culture refers to everything that humans identify, know, perceive, or feel throughout associating with or in socio-cultural groupings.
Spencer-Oatey (2008: 3) argues that culture is vague group of basic conventions and beliefs that are associated with set of people and that affect each…
Open Document