By: Marina E
Q1:How does communication influence culture? Communication greatly influences the culture we live in because it’s how we relay information to each other. Different cultures have different verbal and non-verbal communication. In our culture, when someone crosses their leg it could mean they are getting down to business but in another culture it could be offensive and rude. Through this act of non-verbal communication the culture is being shaped due to the meaning of the action. This is similar with verbal communication. A simple sentence or saying in one culture could have a completely different meaning in another. These forms of communication shape the cultures we live in.
Q2: How do language and symbols create communication? Language is what we use to communicate to each other verbally. The language that we understand and know is how we intake information from others and relay information to others. We use language to communicate our thoughts. Symbols are used to create that language that we communicate with. Symbols could be the letters that are forming these words to communicate to you the answer to this question or they could be someone’s facial expression telling you to stop rambling. Symbols are used all throughout the language to communicate to others in the society. All communication is based off of the symbols that create the language we communicate with.