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Category Archives :Language

Languages are constantly evolving, changing, and morphing, sometimes so dramatically that a variety used in one community becomes unrecognizable to outsiders. Even when speakers of different varieties of a single language can communicate effectively, one can often detect a phonetic, lexical, or even syntactical variation between them. This can pose a problem for translators and…
The complex relationship that exists between society and language has been heavily discussed, particularly over the past few decades. Several significant theories and hypotheses come to mind when considering this relationship; for example, the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, which attempts to explain how language influences the way we perceive our world, is often cited as a major…
Communication is universal. Regardless of what language you speak, humans aim to communicate with one another in order to achieve common goals. Despite this need to communicate common to all people, does emotional expression in languages differ? How people communicate varies from culture to culture. Can culture itself impact emotional expression and communication, something so…
People change their speech based on who they’re talking to. When speaking to an authority figure, people often use polite language. When talking among close friends, formality is often replaced with more casual, relaxed language. Language allows humans to adapt to social situations and present themselves appropriately. In some languages, politeness is associated with specific…
Anyone interested in studying German who has English as a first language comes at the task with some advantages. English is a Germanic language, which means that it has its roots in German, that is, many words found in English were originally German words. German also has many cognates, which are words that sound the…

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