Essay On The Power Of Language

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Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides (Rita Mae Brown, Starting From Scratch, 1988). What is language? Language is used to express and hide thoughts which are also known as domination. What is a society? A society is a group of people involving in social interaction, and group sharing the same geographical. Language has its own power towards society. It can shape and mold society. Language has the power to destroy a society as well. The words expressed can bring a society together. Language resembles the values of a culture and “power language” able to control those who are less powerful, studying in details can reveal how language can make a difference by the powerful against the less powerful. How language…show more content…
ethnicity, gender, class background, changing: e.g. education, age, social environment, attitudes and fashions, situational/contextual: e.g. immediate social situation such as (workplace, home, recreation, peer group, perceived formality of situation). Power connects all the wrongdoing in human societies and opposes of freedom as such. The “power of language” means more usage of power and language can also take over power. Speaking the same language equals in making themselves understanding each other and able to make oneself understand it too. Power of language formed through individuals that form themselves into small or large social groups. Language is a reflection of a society’s culture and its perception of the world; as it relays information, it demonstrates how a certain society takes in, processes, evaluates, and conveys that information. The development of a specific language over time shows how the society or societies using it develop over time as well, as changes in cultural perspective, social composition, and political circumstances deeply impact the characteristics of a language. As mentioned above earlier, language conveys ideas and concepts. Language has its own characteristics that a certain society uses, and it’s reflecting the way of conveying those ideas and
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