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Language and Literature - Language in Cultural Context: Language and Power

Guiding Questions

How does one exert power through language (written or otherwise)?

In what ways is language used to propagate ideas and ideologies?

Where do we see evidence of linguistic imperialism in the Anglophone world?

How do titles, groupings or terminology to identify groups help to promote or hinder a particular group's interests?

Is holding power always to the detriment of someone else?

As seen in our texts, has language been used to gain power? How?

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