Re: Is language necessary for preservation of culture?

CharlesDexterWard (
Wed, 08 Jan 1997 01:13:26 -0800

> Identity is important, retaining "past" culture is a method of retaining identity.

So then, one could correctly infer that people tend to have an inherent
fear concerning their loss of individualism or *cultural* identity,
correct? Why is this so?
What is it about conforming that disturbs people?
I don't disagree with your statement, but am curious to see you explain
it in more detail.
Identity is very important, just as you stated. However, one would think
that an equal force would be exherted by any given population towards
"fitting in" to a pre-established group.

The original posting about language was a good catalyst for this
discussion, I think.