Cultural Diversity and Information and Communication Impacts on Language Learning

Wang Wen-Cheng, Lin Chien-Hung, Chu Ying-Chien

Abstract


Cultural diversity doesn’t just entail differences in dress and language. It also encompasses different ways of thinking, managing, and communicating. The relationship between communication and culture is a very complex and intimate one. Cultures are created through communication; that is, communication is the means of human interaction through which cultural characteristics are created and shared. People use language for purposeful communication and learning a new language involves learning how to use words, rules and knowledge about language and its use in order to communicate with speakers of the language. In this paper, the first section attempts to illustrate communications and culture transformation; the second section focuses on the ways in which people’s world-views affect languages’ learning, understanding, and interaction; the third section discusses the diverse cultural stratifications between eastern and western cultures’ values.


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