• Question: Why do you think language is important

    Asked by madinadidar to Yasamin, Suzanne, Sophie, Ioannis, Carolyn on 16 Jan 2018.
    • Photo: Yasamin Motamedi

      Yasamin Motamedi answered on 16 Jan 2018:

      I would say that language is one of the most important aspects of human culture. Using language, we are able to share information with each other, from something as simple as “don’t eat that” or “watch out” to instructing someone how to build a computer or bake a cake, which allows us to build on the things that humans before us have built and discovered. It is also thought that language and thought can influence each other, so the fact that we are able to use language and express complicated concepts might actually help us to think in more complex ways.