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Symbols and Language

Symbols and Language

Author: Paul Hannan
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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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Terms to Know
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.

Language

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

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

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

Symbol

Something that stands for something else arbitrarily and conventionally.