Language: Barrier and bridge. Chapter topics. Language is Symbolic Understandings and Misunderstandings The Impact of Language Gender and Language Culture and Language. Language is Symbolic. The Natural World Smoke means something is burning A fever means someone is ill
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You forgot my birthday. You don’t care about me.
You keep interrupting me. You’re a control freak.
You tell a lot of ethnic jokes. You’re a bigot.
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