Perspectives on Linguistic Security in the Arab World: The Quest for Literacy, Stability and Dignity: Online Webinar
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Tues. Sep 22, 2020
The CMES Director's Series presents Prof. Wafi Haj Majid Chairman of Arabic & Literature Department, Global University, Beirut.
Abstract: The concept of linguistic security is still fledgling in its field, especially in this era where many Arabic-speaking cultures are experiencing negative effects of cultural globalization. One of the most serious of these is a perception, as claimed usually by non-Arabic-speakers, that the Arabic language is itself a threat to international order, and an incubator for extremism. Great confusion exists in the minds of many intellectuals, policy makers, and media figures in the Western countries, on subjects related to Arab intellect and identity. Hence, the concept of linguistic security has taken on an important strategic dimension with regard to the Arabic language, and research in this area has moved to a level worthy of consideration and analysis.
In the midst of this cultural clash, a number of Arab intellectuals have begun to speak out about linguistic security in the Arabic cultural context, and to clarify its various aspects. In my presentation I will demonstrate three dimensions of Arabic linguistic security that can lead us into an overarching strategy for cultural protection, conservation and stabilization. The first dimension is the security of the Arabic language itself. The second dimension is linked to concepts of national security of Arab-speaking states and communities. The third and largest dimension extends into the realm of global international security.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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