The primary instrument for speech and correspondence is language. Studying the power of language will help us to understand ourselves and why we act. Two ways language can help us is through the culture, and perception of the language. To fully appreciate a language one must be able to delve into the culture of the people. Learning about a certain culture also means learning about the language with a new insight. One can’t understand a group’s culture without also getting access to the language. According to Alfred L. Krober, a cultural anthropologist said “culture started when speech was available, and from that beginning, the enrichment of either one led the other to develop further”. Meaning the moment people learned speech, humans interacted in ways that created customs and communication methods to understand each other in various ways. Eventually creating a group of people with a culture and customs. on the other hand, culture is primarily conveyed through language and instruction. Language is the source for why people have history. For example animals don’t have history, if they do it’s because of the interference of humans through domestication or other forms of influence.
On the other hand Sociologists say that the attractiveness of a language or its accent determines how we view a particular group of people who share the same culture. According to Dr. Vineeta Chand of the University of Essex, “if we have a positive perception of a particular community we tend to have equally positive views of the language they speak.” Thus, we appreciate languages that make it easier for us to speak to a larger audience. Therefore, English is seen as more beneficial because it grants us the opportunity to communicate beyond a narrow context. But a positive perception of a language is not the only favorable thing, but also the melody of the language catches the attention of people. Dr. Patti Adank, a lecturer of speech at the University College London says “ languages such as Thai or mandarin can sound harsh because they are using tonal distinctions unlike French or Italian.” Dr. Patti Adank means that if the language incorporates more uncommon sounds, it is bound to be seen as less charming to those new to it. language is an important tool to the people learning a group’s culture or perception of the language. Language is a way in which we humans can communicate with each other and express ourselves in different ways.