Language IS Culture

Can one really learn a language without learning the culture? Can one learn a culture without learning the corresponding language? There is no question that people do it all the time, so why does this question keep coming up? I should ask, is it fair to treat a language as though it were created in […]

Taking Ownership Through Language

Do you think before you speak? You may answer, “Of course I do!” and yet every day we say or write formulaic expressions that can betray the image we want to present to the world.When someone says, “I can’t do X; it is against my religion,” they convey the message that they have not chosen their values for themselves; rather, […]