Language is such an important part of culture…don’t forget, culture is learned and shared…and much of that is through language. We learn both verbal and nonverbal forms of communication, and thus everything from personal space to the ability to discuss a particular topic is shaped and constrained by language…
1. Read the two articles below and write a brief summary/response for each.
2. Then, spend some time on the internet researching the Chumash People and their language project. How is language power for a culture?
“Shakespeare in the Bush”
http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/editors_pick/1966_08-09_pick.html (Links to an external site.)
“Why Don’t You Say What You Mean?”
https://nanopdf.com/download/why-dont-you-say-what-you-mean_pdf (Links to an external site.)