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Language and Culture

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    Language and culture Language has been defined as the systematic, conventional use of sounds, signs or written symbols in a human society for communication and self-expression. The purpose of language is to communicate with others. Culture on the other hand has various meanings. Culture is the total of the traditional and natural ideas, attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge including forming the common bases of social action. The relationship between language and culture is definitely related as one cannot function without the other. I mean that for someone to get or gain knowledge, values and ideas that someone must first be able to communicate with others familiar about that specific culture. Language and culture are important human abilities. The ability to create a structured language for communication is what makes humans and our culture different from others. Humans learn their culture through language and foreign cultures. There is a strong relationship between language and culture. The relationships between language, thought and culture have been one of the myths of language for centuries. Language as one element of culture has a very important role in human life. Language allows a person communicating with others in meeting their needs. Culture is the whole communication system that binds and allows operation of a set of people called the public. Language is a major component and supporter of culture as well as a primary tool for transferring message, which is inextricably bound with culture. Learning a second language also involves learning a second culture to varying degrees. On the other hand, language is influenced and shaped by culture. It reflects culture. Cultural differences are the most serious areas causing misunderstanding, unpleasantness and even conflict in communication.    
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