Title

Implications Of The Unspoken Aspects Of Language Across Professions

Date

5-31-2018 1:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 3:00 PM

Location

WUC Summit

Session Chair

Chien-Chun Lin

Session Title

Deaf Studies and Professional Studies posters

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Vicki Darden

Abstract

The potential connection between language and thought holds great implications across professions, particularly for educators and interpreters. Language comprises much more than just its surface traits, and so a deeper analysis of its components, particularly the ones left unsaid, is crucial for culturally competent professionals. Through the analysis of existing theories of linguistic relativity and careful consideration of related research, one may unpack the cultural encoding behind language and determine just how much shared knowledge, language communities, and contextual knowledge influence true understanding of a message or speech act and therefore why it may be so important for professionals to gain a strong cultural awareness of many speech communities, rather than face the possibility of severe impacts resulting from a false sense of understanding.

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May 31st, 1:00 PM May 31st, 3:00 PM

Implications Of The Unspoken Aspects Of Language Across Professions

WUC Summit

The potential connection between language and thought holds great implications across professions, particularly for educators and interpreters. Language comprises much more than just its surface traits, and so a deeper analysis of its components, particularly the ones left unsaid, is crucial for culturally competent professionals. Through the analysis of existing theories of linguistic relativity and careful consideration of related research, one may unpack the cultural encoding behind language and determine just how much shared knowledge, language communities, and contextual knowledge influence true understanding of a message or speech act and therefore why it may be so important for professionals to gain a strong cultural awareness of many speech communities, rather than face the possibility of severe impacts resulting from a false sense of understanding.