SOCIOCULTURAL KNOWLEDGE

In X country long silences are tolerated in conversations.
In Y country you do not normally ask people why they are not married.
In Z country you always refuse an offer at least three times before accepting💡.

Statements like these belong to the area of sociocultural knowledge. This is knowledge about social values and the norms of behaviour in a given society including the way these values and norms are realized thorough language.Sociocultural knowledge can be both extralinguistic and linguistic. Knowing whether people in a given culture shake hands on meeting, or embrace or bow, is extralinguistic; knowing what they say, when they greet each other is clearly linguistic. There has been a lot of debate as to extent to which cultural differences cause misunderstandings or even breakdowns in communications. Unfortunately , the topic gives rise to a great deal of folk theorizing and cultural stereotyping of the type all Japanese do such-and-such and all Arabs say so and so.. In fact, studies of conversational style suggest that there may be as many differences within a particular culture as there are between cultures. In any groups of talkers anywhere, there is always someone who will dominate the conversation and someone else who will not say very much at all.

Nevertheless there are certain speech events, such as greetings, requests, or apologies, where the risk of causing offence has meant that these events have become ritualized in different ways across social groups. Part of a speaker´s knowledge , then, is knowing what these sociocultural rules are and how they are codified.
2018年10月4日
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I´m Miriam Toledo Espinosa spanish online teacher and I was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. I am passionate about design, experiencing new cultures and teaching my native language. I received a degree in Teaching Language Acquisition from Universidad Regional del Sureste, Oaxaca, and I also hold a Master´s in this area. Having the opportunity to live in various parts of the world and meet many new people ignited my passion to teach my native language and culture to others. Now, I have more than six years of experience teaching in Mexico , Canada and brazil where i was living for 3 months. I speak 4 languages ( English, Italian, Portugues and my native language Spanish )Speaking four languages has also allowed me to understand the challenges that students face. My method is completely customized to the student’s needs. Some would rather focus on learning the language by simulating real-life situations, while others would rather study grammar and understand each idiomatic structure. I respect each student’s wishes and respond by providing them with the tools that best satisfy their requirements.
Flag
Spanish
globe
Mexico
time
20
Speaks:
Spanish
Native
,
English
C1
,
Portuguese
C1
,
Italian
B1
I´m Miriam Toledo Espinosa spanish online teacher and I was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. I am passionate about design, experiencing new cultures and teaching my native language. I received a degree in Teaching Language Acquisition from Universidad Regional del Sureste, Oaxaca, and I also hold a Master´s in this area. Having the opportunity to live in various parts of the world and meet many new people ignited my passion to teach my native language and culture to others. Now, I have more than six years of experience teaching in Mexico , Canada and brazil where i was living for 3 months. I speak 4 languages ( English, Italian, Portugues and my native language Spanish )Speaking four languages has also allowed me to understand the challenges that students face. My method is completely customized to the student’s needs. Some would rather focus on learning the language by simulating real-life situations, while others would rather study grammar and understand each idiomatic structure. I respect each student’s wishes and respond by providing them with the tools that best satisfy their requirements.
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