This assignment allows students to explain how cultural variables influence intercultural competency in communication as well as identify and analyze ones own cultural identity.
After reading Chapter 8 and reviewing the chapter PowerPoint presentation go to
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and listen to the 7 minute, 15 second article Shakespeare Had Roses All Wrong.
This article points to the potential power of language in stating that the language your speak seems to change your experience of the world and it may even change the way you think. This article further points out that when you inherit a language, you inherit a whole way of interpreting the world as well as a whole cultural system.
Question: Share an example of how language has changed your experience of the world. Think of specific instances when the words used to describe something (even a situation) changed your interpretation of that thing or experience. Analyze this example in terms of how language can change our experience of the world around us. Be sure to carefully read \’Analyzing versus Summarizing\’ in modules. Don\’t forget to integrate course terms from Chapter 8 along with corresponding page references to the textbook.
Communication Between Cultures by Larry A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, Edwin R. McDaniel & Roy, 9th edition, ISBN 9781285444628.