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
Thus your ideas of self develop through time because we are constantly comparing ourselves to others. Festinger goes on to say that self comparison takes place because people have the need for self-evaluation and they evaluate themselves by comparing their appearance and abilities with these of other people. (). Social comparison can be defined as “comparative judgments of social stimuli on particular content dimensions” (). Thus by comparing ourselves to other we re-evaluate our own identity and ultimately achieve affirmation.
People must be ready to learn new traditions and customs. Secondly, relating with people from different backgrounds can be difficult due to the fear of the unknown, bias and stereotypical thoughts that guide social interactions and contributes to the misperceptions about certain cultural groups. There is also the panic and discomfort that exists when a person interacts with a different cultural group. The benefits of intercultural relationships Intercultural relationships enable individuals to gain more knowledge about other cultures around the world. Through interacting with people from different cultures, learning occurs.
The narrator thought that she had to live by Rebecca’s rules and morals. As the story continues, the jealousy ruins Maxim and the narrator’s relationship because the narrator thinks Maxim is comparing her to Rebecca with every action she takes. This ends up taking a wild turn in their relationship but they have a serious discussion and the result is getting rid of Rebecca’s
Racial uplift acts a problematic between the dialectic of individualism and community because it alters the way of thinking and identifying oneself. As one examines the interaction among characters in the novel, it is of valuable to notice the practice of recognition and misrecognition that occurs. The conflicts of misinterpretation and generalizations play role, that of which affect the identification of the narrator. Ellison immerses the text with the narrator's cultural background, his thoughts of hibernation, and the guidance of specific characters in the text in order to display the development of the narrator and his handling of the dialectical balance between individualism and
In general, communication is sharing and receiving messages. More specifically, according to Brown G.G., “Communication is transfer of information from one person to another, whether or not it elicits confidence. But the information transferred must be understandable to the receiver”. Or communication is “the process by which people exchange information or express their thoughts and feelings” (cited in Oxford dictionary) . Extended from this definition, intercultural communication can be defined as “the sharing of information on different levels of awareness and control between people with different cultural backgrounds, where different cultural backgrounds include both national cultural differences and differences which are connected with participation in the different activities that exist within a national unit” (Allwood, 1985).
I chose to do so in the form of an interview because depending on the questions asked by the interviewer, the character, Jean Louise Finch, can fully reveal her current state of mind. In order to effectively portray Jean Louise’s shock, I tried to ask questions that show her disgust towards the racists and hypocrites. This task also aimed to outline Jean Louise’s confusion about her relationships with people around her. I attempted this by emphasizing her respect for Atticus and the romantic relationship with Hank, which intends to give a stark contrast between her previous fond relationships with her loved ones and the uncertainty she now feels towards them. I also expressed her unwillingness to stay in Maycomb to further highlight her disappointment and anger towards her hometown.
This conflict with herself was resolved well because I felt she accepted her mistake and some conflicts are meant to stay at the hurting period as I learnt and I am seeing that evident here. She came to accept her mistake and instead of sulking and hating life she choose to use her story to educate, warn and prevent others that may go down the path that she once
It has become a means of communication, discovery and self-presentation, it is undeniable that the mass-media has profound effects on the development of the thoughts and attitudes of individuals. Whether consciously or subconsciously it infiltrates our minds and alters our perceptions of how we see others. The cultivation theory developed by George Gerbner (1967) conducted research on the impact of mass media and how as humans we inadvertently are influenced by the symbols and portrayals of the media. Through this, we construct a sense of self and who we are and aren’t. It is pivotal in reaffirmation and creation of attitudes we have.
Cross-cultural adaptation, is a concept which describe the possible reactions given by individuals to a new cultural framework. These reactions may vary from completely adopting to completely rejecting the social norms of the host culture. (Eisikovits & Shamai, 2001; Sigad & Eisikovits, 2009). According to some scholars such as Searle and Ward (1990); Berry and Sam (1997); Ward et al. (2001) cross-cultural adaptation has two dimensions, including psychological adjustment and sociocultural adjustment.