Thoughts about Language: Seven Language Quotes
Language is essential for communication. Through language we understand one another. This is not only true for intercultural encounters, but for everyday interactions between people in general. Learning another language extends our perspective and world view. Every new language extend our horizon, oour ways how we see and express ourselves.Language. Through language we are able to express ourselves, our emotions, our world view.
Through language we are able to reach other persons mind and heart. And communication. Communication enables us to reach mutual understanding or realise differences. Communication allows us to share our thoughts, feelings, perspectives and world views. Communication let us co-operate, resolve problems, manage conflicts.
Language is essential for communication. Through language we describe and therefore understand the world around us better. Learning another language extends our perspective and world view. Seeing the world through another language lets us discover different things or understand the same things differently. Language is a bridge to understand the other person better, but also to understand one’s own language and cultural perspective better. This is not only true for intercultural encounters, but for any everyday interaction between people.
To learn a language is
to have one more window
from which to look at the world.
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We need no language to laugh.
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.
If you want to talk about something new, you have to make up a new kind of language.
A different language is a different vision of life.
The limits of my language are the limits of my world.