Language and Identity - The Arabization Process or the Suppression of Identity


Essay, 2013

7 Pages, Grade: 14/20


Abstract or Introduction

Gone are the days when language used to be seen as a mere medium to express feelings or describe reality. Rather it is only through language that we, humans, come to see the world and experience it. It is also through this very language that our identities are shaped. Identity; one of the most paradoxical and illusive terms, meaning at the same time the thing and its very opposite. Identity as individualism, but also and paradoxically as collectivism. One can talk about her or his own identity in separation from all other human beings, but also as his or her identity as being Moroccan, Amazigh, African, Arab, Muslim, Jewish, Female, Atheist etc. That is identity as an expression of ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, nationality, etc. From this very simple trial to get a hold of the concept of identity, one starts to feel off the beaten track.

Details

Title
Language and Identity - The Arabization Process or the Suppression of Identity
College
University Hassan II. Casablanca
Course
Language Policy
Grade
14/20
Author
Year
2013
Pages
7
Catalog Number
V212048
ISBN (eBook)
9783656400691
File size
408 KB
Language
English
Keywords
policy, arabization, process, arabic, darija, morocco, moroccan, dialect, language
Quote paper
Student-Researcher Amine Zidouh (Author), 2013, Language and Identity - The Arabization Process or the Suppression of Identity, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/212048

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