Ethnolinguistic Characteristics

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As in every part of the world, culture is changing through the years. Customs, food, traditions and language are part of culture and these aspects change in order in order to satisfy society people needs or desires. Since this investigation is based on the study of how generational changes in culture can affect the way Río Jiménez population communicate to each other it is very important to conceptualize the terms of culture, language, ethnolinguistic and, sociolinguistic.

First of all, it is important to conceptualize the term sociolinguistics which is explained as the analysis/study of the inter-relationships between society and language; it deals with the study of culture and language and with the way language is used to create and to
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According to Philip Riley in Language, Culture and Identity ethnolinguistic refers to “the group´s experience of life as it is organized and expressed through the group´s language tools and as a science whose aim is to examine the relationships between a language on the one hand and society and culture on the other” (as cited in Language, culture and Identity: 8). This means that ethnolinguistic represents language in practice, that is, the way in which language is used in a specific society or culture or, the study of the communicative practices between the members of a…show more content…
Customs, food, traditions and language are part of culture and these aspects change in order in order to satisfy society people needs or desires. Since this investigation is based on the study of how generational changes in culture can affect the way Río Jiménez population communicate to each other it is very important to conceptualize the terms of culture, language, ethnolinguistic and, sociolinguistic.

First of all, it is important to conceptualize the term sociolinguistics which is explained as the analysis/study of the inter-relationships between society and language; it deals with the study of culture and language and with the way language is used to create and to represent a society (as cited in Language, society and culture: 239). Sociolinguistics refers to how people use language, how changes make people to language when using it and how it represents a specific
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