Which came first Language or Culture
By: Elexis Marie
This area of linguistics is a touchy subject. Really, how can we know the origins of language? With so many uncertainties when exploring phenomena from hundreds of thousands of years ago, the data could, it seems, go either way.However, there is much evidence for...
Which came first Language or Culture
By: Adewale Atewogbade
What is culture? Well according to the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, it is the "Integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that is both a result of and integral to the human capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations. Culture thus consists of...
Which came first Language or Culture
By: Ashraf S. Mehdi
What is a language?A language is the ability to use sign or speech as a medium of communication between two or more creations of GOD. I say creations because we have seen even the animals communicating with each other. Language is not dependent on...
Language vs Culture
By: Effie Moore Salem
Language and culture intertwines and it is not possible to accurately say which comes first, but Language seems to be necessary for a culture to develop. Culture means a way of life and this could not develop unless a group of first peoples had some...
Which came first Language or Culture
By: A.W. Berry
Culture is clearly the predecessor to language as illustrated by the following definition. "The system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviors, and artifacts that the members of society use to cope with their world and with one another, and that are transmitted from generation to...
By: Steve Marshall
Can we as humans really change anything about ourselves? Is growing, physical, mental and spiritual growth a real change or just part of life's natural progression, like walking along a path. The scenery seems to change but really it's only us moving along the path...
Which came first Language or Culture
By: William J. Stevens
Investigating the origins of language and culture is quite a challenge due to miniscule amount of evidence that is available. In fact in the latter part of the 19th century the royal linguistic society of London banned debate on the origin of language for fear...
Which came first Language or Culture
By: Trevor Shelley
The debate regarding whether language or culture is primary in the sequence of human experience has a long history with many an attempt to refine the definition of terms and so to technically approach the matter. In addition to specialized speech on the subject science...
Which came first Language or Culture
By: avante guardian
The reason I come down on the side of Culture is based on what I think is good common sense. Lets go back to Neanderthal Man. This was a brutal Society, where only the strongest survived. Some will say at some point Cromagne society met...
Which came first Language or Culture
By: Angela S. Young
Without language would culture exist? Possibly, but to have culture, you must have some way of communicating with others. The deaf use sign language, but it is still a form of language. The possibility of developing a culture without language of some kind is slim...

 

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