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All living beings have some way or another to communicate with each other of the same species From plants to mammals each one can communicate to each other What makes humans both unique and special is the fact that we have the ability to teach others through both written and verbal communication This is how we pass what is known as culture from one generation to another In my essay I will explore if there is a link between language culture and how the world views other culturesHumans are the only creature that has what we call culture Culture is what is passed on from one generation to another via language It is a set of agreed upon rules or laws that regulate the society and how it operates It is historical functional mental structural symbolic topical and normative Culture can be any combination of these things that teach the younger generations how to survive in unfamiliar conditions describe the world around them to others so that it can be understood or many other things that we do not know at birthCommunication is both verbal and non-verbal The human ability to communicate is more than the ability to use verbal symbols However these can be done by other living beings as well Animals hunt in packs Insects move in organized swarms Yet neither of them have language It may be through body language that a person learns to communicate feelings to others We are also able to draw symbols that represent other things Writing the word desk does not look like a desk However we know what this arrangement of symbols represent Language is the ability to use symbols to communicate to others As long as the people communicating share the same language then the culture can be passed on When they do not share the same language is where the problem come in Different cultures may and usually do use different symbols to represent
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