Language and Identity
As globalization develops, demographics evolve, and the linguistic blueprint of many countries morphs, the complexity of both language and individual identity becomes more acute. Yet, despite such fluidity, language and identity remain inextricably connected. The following thesis seeks to examine this relationship by analyzing select areas of overlap. First, the topics of language and identity will be operationally defined through the lens of psychology and linguistics. The larger question—how language is used as an expression of individual identity—will then be explored in relation to the topics ...
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