Individualism, GNP, Climate, And Pronoun Drop Is Individualism Determined by Affluence and Climate, or Does Language Use Play a Role?

@inproceedings{Kashima2003IndividualismGC,
  title={Individualism, GNP, Climate, And Pronoun Drop Is Individualism Determined by Affluence and Climate, or Does Language Use Play a Role?},
  author={Yoshihisa Kashima and Emiko S. Kashima},
  year={2003}
}
Affluence and climate are related to individualism, suggesting the importance of the material environment on culture. However, the symbolic environment, as represented by language, may also play a significant role. The effects of gross national product (GNP) per capita, latitude, and pronoun drop (whether the subject of a sentence can be dropped) as variables that tap the material and symbolic environments on Hofstede's individualism were examined. GNP per capita and latitude had overall… CONTINUE READING

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