The Impact of Language on Rooting the Nation’s Identity in the Age of Globalization


Author: Bouchiba Barka (Independent Scholar)
Speaker: Bouchiba Barka
Topic: Oral Heritage
COMELA 2020 General Session


Abstract

This research aims at revealing the effect of language on the rooting of the identity of societies in the light of the new changes of globalization, considering that any nation has special relations between its people, but some aspects of one nation need some attention more than others for other considerations. Hence, the language component is one of the most important and most vulnerable elements under globalization.

The general linguistic weakness inevitably leads to the melting of personality, the loss of identity, and the disruption of everything related to the unification of the nation, strengthen its entity and achieve its independence to take a prominent position among nations. In this context this paper will present and analyze these topics that have a relationship between language and identity, and the most important contemporary challenges facing the language of a nation.

Keywords: Globalization, Identity, Language, Nation, Society