Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This course investigated the relationship between language and cultural identity and the role that language plays in intercultural communication.
2 weeks, 5 hours per week
Dr Bethan Davies
Lecturer in Linguistics
University of Leeds
- Investigate how languages shape cultural identity both within and across political borders.
- Assess the extent to which language both supports and inhibits the sharing of ideas between cultures.
- Debate the ways in which language can shape and control how we think.
- Explore the relationship between language, culture and politeness.
- Reflect on the association between language and cultural identity and the effects of language loss and endangerment on communities.
- Discuss the notion that translation is as much a cultural process as a linguistic one.
- The relationship between language, nation and cultural identity.
- The way in which language shapes how we think.
- The extent to which language might limit and shape what we are able to articulate and think.
- The challenges faced by translators when trying to make concepts understandable for audiences with different cultural reference points and backgrounds.
- How politeness is distinct to a culture, and the ways in which language is used to reinforce ideas of politeness.
- How languages can reinforce cultural identity, and the challenges of retaining that identity in the face of language loss and endangerment.
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Issued on 21st July 2022
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