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Symbols and Language

Symbols and Language

Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will define and explain the significance of symbols and language in cultural transmission. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis will be discussed.

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  • Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

    The claim that culture and thought patterns, or consciousness, of people are strongly influenced by the language they speak.

  • Language

    A symbolic system that facilitates human to human communication and sharing.

  • Cultural Transmission

    The social process through which children come to adopt the ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that are considered appropriate for adults in their society.

  • Symbol

    Something that stands for something else arbitrarily and conventionally.