Edward Hall On Language

9B557D0A-B827-4E07-8220-236072636F81.jpegEdward T Hall (May 16, 1914 – July 20, 2009)

The paradox of culture is that language, the system most frequently used to describe culture, is by nature poorly adapted to this difficult task. It is too linear, not comprehensive enough, too slow, too limited, too constrained, too unnatural, too much a product of its own evolution, and too artificial.