University of Tampa Chapter 4 & 11 Costs of Language Homogenization Discussion

Answering discussion questions

After reading Chapter 4

1) What are the benefits and costs of language homogenization?

Write a comment in which you express the reasons to agree or disagree with the following proposition: A world in which all people speak one or two languages is better than a world in which people speak thousands of different languages.

After reading Chapter 11We treat many religious objects (crucifixes, prayer books, vessels containing holy water) as if they have mana. The same can be said of important figures from politics, Hollywood, and sports. Why is it special to shake the hand of one of these people or buy products with their endorsements? Do you have any objects in your possession that you believe carry mana? Discuss and explain.