21st Century Language?
Our world has opened up and we can peek visually into other cultures and other ethnic groups, and communication with other PEOPLE around the world has opened up like never before. We learn so much from just what we see. I myself am learning about fishing in Brasil from a Portuguese language site, yet i do not speak Portuguese. I do however, know how to read pictures and maneuver through a website to gain information, and construct meaning–that is the language i am conversing in. Does this 21st Century global language have a name yet?
Worldwide,when words fail, pictures succeed. Our 21st Century world has many implications for language, interpretation and communication. Pictures tell stories, evoke emotion and do not need language translation, only interpretation. A picture is worth a-thousand words, and can be translated into your own Mother Tongue.
In today’s world, when we communicate with others over the net, which do you think is more relevant: Words or Visuals?
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