Migrations Impacts on Diminishing Lingual Heritage

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Abstract

Socialization in the post-migration phase has a key role in shaping the behavior of the people towards a new place, culture and phenomenon. The socialization of children after the migration has potential impacts on the diminishing lingual heritage. Migration has radically exposed the younger generation to this challenge threatening the lingual heritage. They, most probably, lose their mother tongue and get socialized in other languages. This study explores the latent hazards faced by migrants from a rural setting and their impacts on the diminishing languages. The methodology of the study was descriptive. In-depth questionnaires were conducted along with a focused group discussion of sample 95 out-migrant families, living in Rawalpindi and Islamabad through a convenient sampling technique. The results from the cross-comparison of three generations show that the majority of the grandparents and parents proudly speak their native languages whereas their children are rapidly getting alienated from the language of their forefather

Authors

1-Abid Ghafoor Chaudhry
Associate Professor, Anthropology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Mahwish Zeeshan
Lecturer, Anthropology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.

Keywords

Communication, Language, Lingual Heritage, Migration, Momentum, Mother Tongue, Multi-lingual.

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2019(IV-I).08


Page Nos

60-65

Volume & Issue

IV - I

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Published: Jun 2019

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