David Zorc on Language and Culture

David Zorc on Language and Culture

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Part 1 of a lecture by David Zorc on Language and Culture, sponsored by the National Museum of Language. In this podcast Dr. Zorc discusses the relationship between cultural practices and becoming a part of a language community. He references a number of interesting personal experiences and explores the hierarchy of vocabulary registers, specifically the contrast between 'gutter' language and polite conversation. Connotation and denotation of terms are explained in relation to politically correct language. Dr. Zorc celebrates the diversity of expressions that reflect the pairing of culture and language.
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Part 1 of a lecture by David Zorc on Language and Culture, sponsored by the National Museum of Language. In this podcast Dr. Zorc discusses the relationship between cultural practices and becoming a part of a language community. He references a number of interesting personal experiences and explores the hierarchy of vocabulary registers, specifically the contrast between 'gutter' language and polite conversation. Connotation and denotation of terms are explained in relation to politically correct language. Dr. Zorc celebrates the diversity of expressions that reflect the pairing of culture and language.
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