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Sociology

Question:
Language and its effects.
Answer:
Language is a system of infinite symbols that can be combined in an infinite number of ways and can represent. It allows culture to exist.

Effects:
language allows human experience to be cumulative. It allows people to develop by freeing people to move beyond their immediate experiences.

provides a social or shared past

provides a social or shared future. It allows us to plan things with each other.

Language allows shared, goal-directed behavior- it established a purpose to get together.

Language has embedded within it ways of looking at the world.

Sapir- Whorf hypothesis- language creates ways of thinking and perceiving

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Question: Language and its effects.
Answer: Language is a system of infinite symbols that can be combined in an infinite number of ways and can represent. It allows culture to exist. Effects: language allows human experience to be cumulative. It allows people to develop by freeing people to move beyond their immediate experiences. provides a social or shared pastprovides a social or shared future. It allows us to plan things with each other. Language allows shared, goal-directed behavior- it established a purpose to get together. Language has embedded within it ways of looking at the world. Sapir- Whorf hypothesis- language creates ways of thinking and perceiving