A.P. English Language and Composition
18 September 2012
The Influence of Language on Culture and Vice Versa
Through a definitive perspective, language is one of the most quintessential aspects to characterizing culture. Similarly, culture is what can finitely or infinitely bind a region to a single method of communication. Through complex analysis, the most imperative concepts that bring them into a mutual symbiosis involve the act of using both as a utensil for accomplishing a specific task, a technique to unite fellow minds to advance themselves for the benefit of the species, and the social stratification of human beings based upon incomes derived from their crafts. These two ideas are even highly connected in how the different languages/cultures prioritize their duties on a daily basis. When meshed in unison, these various interpretations are what primarily allow language and culture to be mutually conjoined.
For the most part, the topic that gets conjured up quite often in medial discussions is how both tongues and acculturations are essentially devices used to get any general assignment finished. In Orwell’s book 1984, Syme converses with Winston saying, “’ don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?’” Basically, Big Brother is reinventing the English language to practically eliminate any rebellious thoughts and even the characteristics that make humans people: their reflections, memories, and emotions. To add on to this, since culture is mostly derived from these traits, the culture becomes almost entirely
Duran 2 negligible because the language has been severely shortened to only the most instinctive of words such as good, crimestop, and paper. In a similar approach, David Sedaris of the book Me Talk Pretty One Day recollects...