7 July, 2009
By Leila Razmjou
BA in English Translation, MA in Applied Linguistics(TEFL), Iran.
In addition to being a member of our country, we are members of the world community, and this gives us a global identity. Therefore, it is quite natural for us to think about world affairs and cooperate in solving the world’s problems. To do so, the first and most important tool is “language,” which is socially determined. Our beliefs and ideologies are always reflected in our way of talking, although the connections are hidden and only “critical language study” reveals these hidden connections in discourse。
Furthermore, we know that a nation’s culture flourishes by interacting with other cultures. Cultural variety opens our eyes to human rights, but cultural variety can only be recognized through discussions, which leads us back to the major tool for discussion: “language.”