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Language cci

  1. 1. Intermediate-level Culture LANGUAGE<br />Anna, Eric, Vasu and Maiko<br />
  2. 2. Slang Terms<br />By: Eric Heidel<br />
  3. 3. Def. for Slang and its Use<br />Slang is the use of informal words that aren’t standard in one’s language. <br />Who uses it?<br />- Slang can be regional<br />often particular to a certain subculture<br />Why use it?<br />- Humor<br />- metaphors<br />
  4. 4. Continued…<br />Slangs differences in other cultures<br /><ul><li>Different cultures use slang to shorten or cut off different parts of words.
  5. 5. Used everyday</li></ul>Norm<br />The extent of slang<br />- differs widely across…<br />-Social,  ethnic, economic, and geographic section<br />
  6. 6. Problems and Symbols of Slang<br />Slang is symbolic <br />-may be said to stand in an informal way for conventional ideas<br />Object’s and names<br />Problems or conflicts with slang<br />Slang is also used for terms that deal with…<br />- violence, crimes drugs, and sex.<br />
  7. 7. Tinglish<br />
  8. 8. ‘Tinglish’<br />It’s directly changing the words from a Thai sentence to English words, which results in English sentences with funny grammar. <br />
  9. 9. ‘Tinglish’<br />It’s the Thai’s adaptation to the increase in foreigner from tourism.<br />Surface<br />Deep Intermediate <br />Tourism  Tinglish <br />
  10. 10. Possible Conflicts<br />It causes misunderstandings<br />
  11. 11. Omission of Subject <br />
  12. 12. Because it contains indirect context based<br />Japanese <br />
  13. 13. High Context Culture<br />High context culture (developed in homogeneous nations) read non verbal expression <br />Values <br />
  14. 14. Example of Conflict <br />Could not do homework because could not go back home yesterday.<br />I could not do my homework because I did not go back to home yesterday.<br />
  15. 15. How to Use Personal Pronouns in Japanese?<br />English<br />Japanese<br />Father  son/ daughter<br />“Come and play tennis with me.”<br />Son/ daughter  father<br />“Come and play tennis with me.”<br />Father  son/daughter<br />“Come and play tennis with ‘papa’.”<br />Son/daughter  father<br />“Come and play tennis with me.”<br />
  16. 16. Family Tree<br />
  17. 17. Personal Pronouns<br />1.Why is it intermediate level?<br /> It is language.<br />2. Who shares it?<br /> Japanese people<br />3. What does it mean?<br />Shows status/ authority<br />4. What deep level culture aspect could be its source?<br />Cultural value of respect from Confucius <br />5.How might it cause conflict?<br /> Might cause misunderstanding between Japanese and foreigners<br />
  18. 18. THANK YOU<br />

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