Language and Culture

" But the language as a system of signs and means of expressing emotions and feelings also have animals. What makes it 'human'? Today, the language – 'not only vocabulary, but also the way people express themselves. " It is used for 'purposes of communication and is capable of expressing the totality of human knowledge and understanding of world '. In the West, the language is understood as a 'communication system', which consists of some fragments and a set of rules used for the purpose of communication. Very important distinction western linguistic thinking – understanding the language not only in connection with a particular state, but also to certain parts of the country, region, etc. With this approach, the language goes hand in hand with the culture of the country, an area that is the ideas, customs, a group of people and society. Sometimes a culture is understood that society and civilization. We believe the definition of supporters lingvosotsiokulturnogo method does not exaggerate the power and significance of language in the world today.

In their view, the language – 'strong public an instrument that generates a stream of people ethnic group, forming the nation through the storage and transmission of culture, tradition, social awareness of the speech industry. With this approach to language intercultural communication – especially 'Adequate understanding of the two interlocutors, or people who exchange information, belonging to different national cultures. " Then, their language becomes 'a sign of his affiliation to a particular carrier socium'. However, culture often serves not only as a means of association, identification, and instrument separation of people.