The Role of Language in Preserving Cultural Identity


  • Prof. Xiong Wang City University of Hong Kong Author


Cultural Identity, contemporary challenges, cultural heritage


Language plays a pivotal role in preserving and transmitting cultural identity, serving as a dynamic and multifaceted vehicle for the expression and continuation of shared values, traditions, and narratives within a community. This paper explores the intricate relationship between language and cultural identity, delving into the ways in which language serves as both a mirror and a shaper of cultural nuances. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this research draws on linguistic, anthropological, and sociological perspectives to analyze the mechanisms by which language acts as a repository of cultural heritage. The study investigates the impact of language on the preservation of cultural identity by examining case studies from diverse regions and communities. It explores how language serves as a conduit for the oral traditions, folklore, and historical narratives that define a cultural group, fostering a sense of belonging and continuity across generations. Additionally, the research explores the role of language in shaping collective memory, examining how linguistic expressions encapsulate cultural experiences and contribute to the construction of a shared identity.




How to Cite

The Role of Language in Preserving Cultural Identity. (2021). International Journal of Business Management and Visuals, ISSN: 3006-2705, 4(1), 1-6.

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