Chapter 6: Languages. By: Alex B and Allison S. What are languages, and what role do languages play in cultures?. Language : is a set of sounds, combinations of sounds, and symbols that are used for communication Language binds cultural identity, often unifies people of a country
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Chapter 6: Languages
By: Alex B and Allison S
Top ten languages, besides English, spoken in the United States
- First carried eastward into Southwest Asia, next around the Caspian Sea, and then across the Russian- Ukrainian plains and on into the Balkans.
When people change the toponym of a place…
- they have the power to “wipe out the past and call forth the new”
- Toponyms are part of the cultural landscape
- The changes in the place-name clarifies the cultural landscape
-- Post-Colonial --Postrevolution -- Memorial