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LAC 118 - Caribbean Society and Culture - Textbook


"Food and Language - Language and Food" by Cornelia Gerhardt in "Culinary Linguistics: The Chef's Special", edited by Cornelia Gerhardt, Maximiliane Frobenius and Susanne Ley is made available by Knowledge Unlatched under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.


Food and Language - Language and Food

by Cornelia Gerdhart


1.   Introduction
Eating and talking are universal human traits. Every healthy human being eats and talks; every society or group eats and talks. Both language and food are culturally dependent and vary according to factors such as gender, age, or situational context, or even lifestyle. There are vast differences both in the food-related behavior of different cultures as well as in the languages of the world.

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