Social Science – Sociology Intercultural Communications/Assignment 5- Question #2


The Globe

  • Summarize the link about the Chinese language.
  • How many characters does one need to understand in order to read Modern Standard Chinese?
  • Now compare that to how many characters one needs to know to read Modern Standard English. Hint: how many letters are there in the English language?
  • How does this relate to the assigned reading from the text this week–what theory best explains this?