Pages: 113-121 Published: 11 Aug 2016
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Abstract: This paper deals with the influence of culture and language in the time of globalization and migration since culture has a high standing in these times and it is even viewed as a factor of power. Culture is a phenomenon playing an important role for the happenings in the whole world; one of the most well-known theories, according to which future conflicts and wars will not arise from national, militaristic or economic contradictions but from the disputes between different world cultures. Not only science, but in cultural sociology or in politics the important role of culture is shown as well. Globalization takes place not only in the spheres of economy, technology or media, but in the sphere of culture. Language and culture determine man and his perception and understanding of the world. The relation of language, speech, culture and man can be viewed not only at the level of the mother tongue and the primary cultural framework, but at the level of understanding and perception of the foreign language and meeting and understanding foreign culture.
Keywords: culture, globalization, theories, migration, foreign language learning, cultural sociology