Re: Is language necessary for preservation of culture?
7 Jan 1997 20:02:12 GMT
CharlesDexterWard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>Keta Nannithamby wrote:
>> Is the Language necessary for preservation of the culture?
>Important yes, but I wouldn't think it absolutely necessary. Culture is
>preserved in more ways than merely the spoken word, including but not
>limited to food, music, spirituality, etc.
>A related question I would ask is...
>Why do people feel the need to retain "past" culture in their current
>lives? In other words, why do many become threatened by the possibility
>of "culture" or "tradition" fading away or being replaced by current
Identity is important, retaining "past" culture is a method of retaining
>From a social Darwinian perspective :) keeping many cultures alive is
like keeping many types of crops alive, you never know when that
diversity will provide survival value.
spouting off again :)
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