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By Hanna Pishwa

This interdisciplinary quantity presents a unique viewpoint on social facets of language. It perspectives methods of the way the purchase and administration of data of ourselves and others is mirrored in language. consequently, through combining the 2 disciplines social cognition and linguistics, it proceeds past cognitive linguistics through reading language from a much broader viewpoint together with cultural concerns.

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Language enables cultivation into social, political and cultural life. Rather than being a device of knowledge, it becomes a device for the transmission of culture. It is in this climate that the emphasis on the word is loosened to include the study of syntax, and that the question on the biological origin of language is first posed. Originally, language is argued to have originated out of moral needs, a characteristic that enables men to be lifted up from the condition of animals. Passionate cries and gestures are argued to become combined into a pantomimic language and eventually spoken language emerged.

Rather, words arbitrarily refer to certain things of the world rather than that the words coincide with these things in the world and their essence. 3. The Word in Judeo-Christian traditions From at least the 3rd if not the 6th century BC onwards, the polytheistic religions of Egypt, Greece and Rome were countered by Middle Eastern, monotheistic belief systems such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In all three traditions, God created the universe as well as mankind and language becomes a gift from God.

Pan, D. G. Herder, the origin of language, and the possibility of transcultural narratives. Language and Intercultural Communication 4 (1–2): 10–20. Pinxten, Rik When the Day Breaks: Essays in Anthropology and Philosophy. Frank1997 furt am Main: Peter Lang. Plato 1921 Plato in twelve volumes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. doc=Perseus%3Atext% 3A1999. 0172. Pombo, Olga 1987 Leibniz and the Problem of a Universal Language. Münster: Nodus Publikationen. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 1970 Reprint.

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