INFLUENCE OF LANGUAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HUMANITY(4)

• Influence of Language on human behavior

Language is used to achieve a variety of purposes in a range of social contexts. To do this, we may focus on the contexts, and then look for the purposes, or vice versa. One very obvious purpose of language use is to persuade, and this can be found in a variety of contexts, among them advertising, the law, politics and academic debate. Less obvious contexts might be journalism, polemics and philosophy. Students at school are frequently exposed to persuasive public speaking (e.g. in assemblies or personal and social education). Salesmen need linguistic competence in presenting, motivating and closing sales. Business organizations use linguistic competence and tools to have have effectively performing worker groups and in advancing their public relations. Another very special use of persuasive language is in the context of religious gatherings. In The Language Web, Professor Jean Aitchison claims that language is good at allowing us to guess or predict how others feel and at deceiving or persuading (she cites evidence from anthropology about how primates use rudimentary language to do both of these – including “lying”). Language provokes wars and brings peace between warring groups. Language assists in knowledge transfer from those who have to those who haven’t.

• Influence of Language on self-identification

Language is an important means of self-identification: our sense of identity is bound up with the language we speak. As we have noted, it is one of the principal markers of ethnic identity and it serves as an important means of creating a sense of ethnic community. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as the old multi-nation states of central Europe developed industrialized societies and as schooling made more and more people literate, the speakers of what had hitherto been regarded as local languages acquired economic and political power and began to use their languages as focal points for their own national identity. Such languages as Hungarian, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Polish emerged in parallel with the national consciousness of these regions. The German Romantic writer Johann Gottfried Herder was not alone in asserting that language unity and nationhood were closely related, and the period saw the emergence of a one-nation/one language principle in which language was regarded as the prime indicator of group identity. The colonial powers of the nineteenth century arguing for the importance of a single language of government could hold on to power by imposing its language on others.

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