The Relationship between Language and Culture

Samaneh Rangriz, Mahdi Harati


Connections between language and culture often come to question while studying second or foreign languages. It is generally agreed that language and culture are closely related. Language can be viewed as a verbal expression in learning a second or foreign language it is possible to separate language and culture. For language teachers and learners in general, an appreciation for the differences in opinion regarding the relationship between language and culture can help to illuminate the diversity of views held toward the use of language In this regard, this paper aims at discussing the relationship between language and culture proposed by Wardhaugh (2002).


language, culture, Whorfian hypothesis, internalized language, social behavior

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research