Linguistics Quotes (190 quotes)
15 Quotes That Remind Us How Important Language and Culture Are
If you know only one language, you live only once. Two languages open every door along the way. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Home Welcome to EF. Programs See everything we do. Offices Find an office near you.
When you get into the third or fourth generation of Latino immigrants to the United States, you see the kids speaking more English than Spanish, and it's important that we don't lose our identity, our language. Votes: 2. As a writer, I have to admit, there is something darkly compelling about Alzheimer's because it attacks the two things most central to a writer's craft - language and memory, which together make up an individual's identity. Alzheimer's makes a new character out of a familiar person. Language, identity and forms of life are the terms in which political demands are shaped and voiced. Votes: 1.
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Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. Language is an anonymous, collective and unconscious art; the result of the creativity of thousands of generations. If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. We infer the spirit of the nation in great measure from the language, which is a sort of monument to which each forcible individual in a course if many hundred years has contributed a stone. Language is the most massive and inclusive art we know, a mountainous and anonymous work of unconscious generation.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "linguistics" Showing of Language is a complimentary moist lemon-scented cleansing square or handy freshen-up wipette. Language is the breath of God, the dew on a fresh apple, it's the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning sun when you pull from an old bookshelf a forgotten volume of erotic diaries; language is the faint scent of urine on a pair of boxer shorts, it's a half-remembered childhood birthday party, a creak on the stair, a spluttering match held to a frosted pane, the warm wet, trusting touch of a leaking nappy, the hulk of a charred Panzer, the underside of a granite boulder, the first downy growth on the upper lip of a Mediterranean girl, cobwebs long since overrun by an old Wellington boot. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land.
Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going. Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation's culture as its language. Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world. If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world. Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.