This week our reading involves verbal language. Cultures differ with how they use language (how it’s spoken, written, meaning, etc.) and most cultures have a designated language.
Your text explained that, intercultural communication involves more than relying on knowing how to speak a second language, it is about how a person uses words in the first place. Words are only symbols and can never be precise, as words mean different things to different people. At the same time, language allows people to exchange information and abstract ideas, and is an integral part of identity. Our text stated that language influences our view of reality. What do you think this statement means? Also, as words can never be precise, how can this inhibit clear communication and how might these obstacles be overcome? Please describe. 150 words at less