Senior Honors Theses

Author(s)

Lacy NortonFollow

Publication Date

Spring 2018

School

College of Arts and Sciences; School of Divinity

Major

Global Studies; Spanish

Keywords

Language, Culture, Spanish, Latin America, Hispanic, Communication, Cross-cultural

Disciplines

Latin American Languages and Societies | Latin American Studies | Linguistic Anthropology | Missions and World Christianity | Social and Cultural Anthropology

Abstract

Language and culture are connected. Because of this connection, people have a preferred language with which they have an emotional or cultural connection. In Latin American cultures, it is beneficial to speak to a person in their preferred language. Using a person’s preferred language as opposed to any other language will facilitate a deeper connection with that person, cross cultural barriers that may separate them, and be more effective when attempting to share the gospel.

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