Linguistics
22nd Mar 2010Posted in: Linguistics, Research 0
Why Is Language Often Closely Related to Ethnic and National Identity?

Introduction

As the Kosovo Report has put it, ‘[a]ny assessment of conflict involving ethnic identity requires delicate treatment of language.1’ No doubt, language often plays an undeniable role in ethnic conflicts, which signifies its importance in defining one’s national, or that in a broader sense, ethnic identity. In this paper, we shall examine the links between these two.

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