The Dairy Of Social Butterfly And Tender Hooks By Moni Mohsin

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Scholars have been studying language and culture in parallel ever since the connection between the two was first established. This research intends to elaborate the effects of colonialism on culture in The dairy of Social Butterfly and Tender Hooks by Moni Mohsin. When a nation is colonized, colonizers leave their marks on colonized society. They set some trends and archetypes in colonized society. When the colonizers leave, these set trends continue to affect the life of colonized people. They try to follow the dominant traditions and patterns of the society which leads towards cultural alienation and colonized people become alienate to their indigenous culture.
Language and culture:
Language is culture and culture is language Language and culture have a complex, homologous relationship.
Language always carries meanings and references beyond itself: The meanings of a particular language represent the culture of a particular social group. To interact with a language means to do so with the culture which is its reference point. one could not understand a culture without having direct access to its language because of their intimate connection.
A particular language points to the culture of a particular social group. Learning a language, therefore, is not only learning the alphabet, the meaning, the grammar rules and the arrangement of words, but it is also learning the behavior of the society and its cultural
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