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Language of Culture in Communication

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Language of Culture in Communication

Culture and its worldview reflects and impacts language in so many ways. The foundation is not necessarily the language a culture speaks, but how a culture thinks. How a particular culture thinks, acts, and its perception greatly influences and affects communication. A culture helps describes a particular situation or experience, in its own unique way it perceives the world, by this language is the means of communication.

Sometimes we forgot just how diverse we are, and there is an infinite variety of cultures in our world that we interact with everyday. There are some crucial skills we must learn to effectively communicate, which I learned about in, Communication Tools for Understanding Cultural Differences, by Michelle LeBaron. To be able to obtain these skills we must have the foundation of communication. We must have a strong self-awareness and self-knowledge about ourselves, to accomplish communicating well. This being our self-perception or self-image the way we look at ourselves and the world around us. With this, we have our perception, our lenses of the world, how we interpret information, our feelings, thoughts, and our understanding. Consciously and subconsciously, you weigh weather others’ thought, attitudes, actions, and reactions will work for you. (Hybels & Weaver, 2007, p. 35)

Without having this base, we would not have a sense of self and be unable to express anything. In addition, we must be familiar with other cultures, their influences, differences, and their understandings . You must have a cultural fluency or you might have a big misunderstanding or conflict. Cultural fluency means understanding what culture is, how it works, and the ways culture and communi...

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...dualist settings. (LeBaron, 2003 p.6)

Every culture has its own way of thinking and communicating, knowing this I believe it will help me in my future understanding of other cultural backgrounds. The tools I have learned are a get asset to my foundation in communicating and interacting. In addition, not only with other cultures, but people with different backgrounds. I believe know the setting and the mindset of a act of communicating will help one’s self to have better understanding of any situation of interacting.

Language of Culture in Communication

References

LeBaron, M. (2003). Communication Tools for Understanding Cultural Differences

Source: http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/communication_tools/

Hybels, S. & and Weaver, R.L., (2007). Communicating effectively (8th Ed.). New York:

McGraw-Hill
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