Interpreting Cultural Dialects

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The connection between language and culture is closely linked because language is employed to share cultural relationships. In every culture there are basic values for common communication such as eye contact or body language and there are certain gestures that have distinct meanings in diverse cultures. For example, some gestures are considered offensive in some traditions, yet polite in others. Why is it essential to interpret other culture dialects? To avoid miscommunications in today’s society, acknowledging the way language is portrayed in different cultures will be useful prior to relationships with people of another culture. An interesting culture to explore is China because one of their basic forms of communication is nonverbal interaction. Although the act of communicating is the exchange of information between people, how interesting would it be to recognize the Chinese stance on their communication approach? All communication is cultural because people learn how to communicate in a verbal and nonverbal manner as a child. Body language, which is an aspect of communication...
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