Mary nixon anth 331 writing assignment #4 5/2/2015 language and identity in education in schools across america, students from varying backgrounds subconsciously develop their identities through their interactions with their peers and their teachers.
The next ten pages will see me go through how language marks our cultural and ethnic identity using my own experience as an african i was born in ibadan, nigeria ibadan was the capital of the oyo empire and still is the capital of the modern oyo state.
Identity: ethnic identity the four nations: english, scottish, welsh and irish for people living in scotland, there are some distinctives differences first, important aspects of public life such as education and the legal and welfare systems are organized separately and differently from the resto f britain.
This linguistic ideology gives rise to three key issues of linguistic ecology: the restriction of societal bilingualism to minority groups the risk of minority language endangerment or obsolescence and the close ties between the prestige or stigma of the language and resulting social power. Asserting ethnic identity and power through language week-1 the linguistic ideology at work here is founded both on the concept of the ‘mother tongue’ as well as on the ‘one nation, one language’ principle. Request pdf on researchgate | asserting ethnic identity and power through language | this paper examines excerpts from interviews in which informants from six european border communities formulate.
Ethnic and social identity plays an important role on the way in which language exercises a dominant influence on our perception, whatever our mother tongue the most distinctive feature of ethnicity in groups is not their mother tongue, but the foreign accent and dialect that characterize their use of the majority language (pei, 1965:35.