09/20/18 In class writing- library research practice

Culture, language, and identity are always closely connecting to each other. Just like what Alshammari, Sultan indicates in the article “The Relationship Between Language, Identity and CulturalDifferences: A Critical Review”, language is the carrier that reflects people’s identities to others and it is the tool to express their culture. Identity is “people’s concepts of who they are, of what sort of people they are, and how they relate to others” (cited in Hogg & Abrams, 1988, p. 2). Culture can’t exist by itself because it is constituted by people from different nations around the world. It is spreading by the language interaction of different community members. People share the knowledge of their own culture to others in order to help and learn by using language. This is why language mostly represent the culture of certain nation in a great part. Alshammari points out that, “language is a link that is used to ‘make sense’ of things, and meaning can be exchanged and produce.” It is the tool that shows a person’s identity and culture background. Correspondingly, language is also a very significant part of culture or identity.

Reference:

Hogg, Michael and Dominic Abrams. (1988). Social Identifications: A Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations and Group Processes. London: Routledge.

 

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