Re: Language & Culture

Tanya (
Sat, 09 Nov 1996 15:04:20 -0600

D. Sadler wrote:
> My husband and I were discussing how language and culture affect each other. We could think of many valid (we
> think) examples of how culture affects language but could not think of any specific examples of how culture is
> affected by language.
> Are we wrong in thinking that culture can be affected by language? Can anyone offer any ideas, thoughts, or
> examples of this concept?
> Thanks in advance.
> Diep Sadler
> p.s. When you reply, could you also shoot me an email with your repsonse? My news server is not very
> reliable.


You are correct in thinking that language affects culture. Look at the
american culture. We are comprised of many lanquage groups. Each
impacting, shaping and redefining our culture.