Language Travels through Time: Effect of Age and Environment on Linguistics Behavior

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Abstract

Language is also a behavior that depends on age and environment. Keeping this fact in mind, the present research investigated the correlation between two socio-demographic elements ---age and environment and linguistic fluctuation. The findings uncovered a huge relationship between people's age and environment and their stylistic features. Prominent differences were spotted in the selection of words, choice of parts of speech, grammar, concepts and themes. It concludes that young people tend to use slang, acronyms, internet centred lively expressions in their language. They are inclined to write about emotions, desires and aspirations. Old aged people like to use standardized diction, grammatically correct sentences and solemn expressions. They alienate themselves from social activities and are rather nostalgic in their themes and like to talk on wisdom. The current study will also present a few suggestions regarding language change treated, particularly on the relation with English language teaching and learning.

Authors

1-Noor Ul Ain
Lecturer, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Syed Maqsood Alam
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Abdul Khaliq
Assistant Professor, Department of Social & Allied Sciences, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CUVAS), Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.

Keywords

Linguistic Fluctuation, Socio-Demographic Elements, Stylistic Features, Psychological Insight.

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2020(V-IV).03


Page Nos

19-26

Volume & Issue

V - IV

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Published: 12 2020

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