Language, Social Behavior, Gender & Interactive Goals
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In this article, the writer refers to Whorf, then other cultural arguments citing language's dictation of gender expectations and forms. The writer provides a critical reflection on what language can tell us about social interaction, nearness and affinity rooted in a shared language as well as what a language means of itself in terms of symbolic community or identity; two examples: interaction on the Toronto transit system where Toronto English is spoken and Chinese Culture as reflects a language whose gender differences were removed, tend to prevail, and have no special meaning attached.
From the Paper:"This paper explores a number of theoretical interests pursued by anthropologists and others that pertain to language in relation to culture, behavior, gender and varied processes seen in human interaction that may involve more than one language known. The topic seems important given what can be taken for granted when referring to language or the ability of persons to understand one another simply because they have a language in common. Benjamin Whorf's claim to languages as imparting different ways of thinking is known to be too narrow."
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