The language barrier

Language is the main means through which people communicate. Ironically, it is also the main means through which people fail to communicate.

This problem exists both in an intranational as in an international context.

We do not understand each other although we speak -or think that we speak- the same language or we do not understand each other because we do not speak the same language. In the former case we increasingly have to deal with specific terminology or jargon (think of our diversified business community). In the latter case, we of course have to take into account that there are a great many different languages in the world. Continue reading ‘The language barrier’