How Language Reflects Culture & Affects Meaning


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What type of relationship do language and culture have?

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1. Why do Eskimos have so many words for snow?

2. What language has two meanings in its alphabet, one for letters and one for trees?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about how culture is reflected in language? These questions will assess your understanding of key points like the relationship between culture and language and the reason Eskimos have multiple words for snow.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz yourself on these topics:

  • Language with two meanings in its alphabet
  • The way culture impacts speech
  • Presence of social media and its influence on language

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why Eskimos have more words for snow and a language that has two meanings in its alphabet
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the interrelationship between language and culture
  • Making connections - use your understanding of social media and how it's connected to culture and language

Additional Learning

More information is available from the lesson called How Language Reflects Culture & Affects Meaning. You'll be covering the following key areas:

  • Background of culture and language
  • Ways of recognizing a person's culture from their speech
  • Values, cultural norms and laws conveyed by language