“Learning to Make Meaning in a Foreign Language”
Prof. Galal Walker, Director of the National East Asian Languages Resource Center Ohio State University
10 AM – 11:30 AM
516 Hamilton Hall
Communication between humans requires the venue of culture-at least one culture, but possibly more. When we learn to communicate with other persons, we use a mutually accessible culture-and language is the most effective way to access any particular culture. It is possible to receive a verbal signal from one culture and interpret it in another culture. This is a common way to construct a misunderstanding.