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Why study culture?
How does human communication differ from other animals?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines language as: a : the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a community b (1) : audible, articulate, meaningful sound as produced by the action of the vocal organs (2) : a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meanings (3) : the suggestion by objects, actions, or conditions of associated ideas or feelings (4) : the means by which animals communicate (5) : a formal system of signs and symbols (as FORTRAN or a calculus in logic) including rules for the formation and transformation of admissible expressions (6) : machine language 1communicatingideastransformationmachine language
Why is it important to study a communitys culture when studying their language?
How many people in the world speak Spanish and where are they located?
Learning Spanish will DOUBLE the number of people on the planet that you can communicate with!
Spanish Speaking Countries Song by Barbara MacArthur
Can you guess what they are?
Create a PowerPoint on your selected country. Presentation should take between 5-10 mins. Include factual and cultural data to include information on the economy, local diet and foods, religions and climate/environment as a minimum. Include AT LEAST 1 factual item that is unique to your chosen country and makes it stand out from all the others. (ex. Canada is known for its maple syrup)