Culture In Russ Rymer's 'Vanishing Voices'

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Culture is the string that connects groups of people with common values or norms. The most common type of culture is physical; things such as physical appearance, food, clothing, behavior, arts, literature, and music. A more abstract form of culture are things like values, beliefs, worldviews, principles, and ethical guidelines (Rubia Jovel, Karla, et al.)(1). One can see the evolution of humanity just by looking at a particular culture. But every day a little piece of culture dies out and humans get one step closer to a singular culture society. When I read “Vanishing Voices” by Russ Rymer something that really stuck out to me was the introduction to the article in which Rymer states “One language dies every 14 days. By the next century nearly
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