Language in Culture and Culture in Language: The Intertwine

Alphonsus Adebiyi, Heleen Bodunde, Titilayo Popoola


The world is now a global village. The fast movement of people, goods and services and even data across borders breeds greater contacts among cultures; and therefore, greater potentials of communication across cultures. Since globalisation has brought greater interactions between people from different cultures of the world, the resultant effect is cultural conflicts; the root cause of which was traced to differences in language. Hence, Using Yoruba, English and Russian as a study, this work examines the aspects of language that often cause conflicts across cultures, with the aim of reducing such conflicting situations, if not totally removed. Smooth and effective conversation between people from different cultural backgrounds requires not only a good understanding of language variation across cultures, but applying the knowledge acquire in enhancing relationships.

Keywords: Language, Cultural Conflicts, English-Russian-Yoruba

DOI: 10.7176/JCSD/67-06

Publication date: April 30th 2022


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