Monday, March 26, 2007

Origins of Language and The Future of Language

Hi All,

This week we have studied the 3 approaches to the question of "the origins of language", "The Divine Theory", "The Evolution Theory" and "The Social Theory". Bearing these and the nature of language(last week's question) in mind, could you please foresee the future of the language? Try to picturize the future world in language context.

You might want to check these as well... http://www.putlearningfirst.com/language/01origin/01origin.html
http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~rober/linguistics/origins.html#divine
http://www.massey.ac.nz/~alock/virtual/lockfin.htm

Listen to the Conversation if you can... http://www.forbes.com/2005/10/19/cx_audio_comm05_noamchomsky.html

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92 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Languages are alive as people.because of that they can change in time.for example a language is born with its spoker and improves and when its spoker are dead this language also dead with them.we see a lot of dead language if look at history.alive languages are changing everytime because world is changing and languages have to change.the most seen changes are word changes.some words are supplanting the others.sometimes new words are born for example 100 years ago there wasnt a scheme in human mind when said 'computer'but today this is different.ABOUT future of language we can say:there is a 'globalling theory'acording to this theory the world will be globelled and all people will speak same language.Consequently lots of languages will die especially african tribe languages.In fact we see this now,world's most places english is spoken people dont use their native language because of english's politic and economic significance.

esra basak said...

I think that language becomes more and more important than we could realise. I think language works and especially linguistics will become the science of future replacing the place of philosophy . Already with the expansion of computers , binary systems started to spread out in all fields with a special form of language usage. Humanity becomes mostly responsive to a kind of conditioned stimulus but also develops all forms of being identic and unique with such linguistic combinations. Language develops new way of expressions which create also a kind of recent identity for its usagers. It is possible to interprete these progressions in a pessimistic or optimistic way. Among the richness of these identities , language will replace philosopy and will be the science of sciences , especially when we think about its relation with mental aspects and processus.It will become the leitmotiv of the self-expression and self-determination.

Anonymous said...

I humbly think that the future of the language seems a kind of simlplification that is because of the swift spring of english in numerous areas of use in the world, a big number of languages that are complex in structure and are in use of people lesser than the people who are speaking english seem prone to become "langues-mortes". The idea of global peace and unity will affect the language as people reasonably will like to speak a sole language as the language of the world; therefore only the languages which can remain itself and its variety of vocabulary in the face of threatening forces that "the idea ( to me, it will be english for sure ) represents but it can serve some nice things too to us as John Lennon is telling us in its song
" Imagine"

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

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Anonymous said...

As in the Tower Of Babel, in ancient times, differences of languages were not welcome so much and they were not approved.On the other hand, as time passed, having knowledge of other languages and having ability to use your capacity for speaking another one gained importance gradually.But this didn't remain valid for those times.Now the more languages you can speak the more chance of work you will meet.So I don't agree with those who say that english will be a global language.It is current only for now.Variety of languages will go on being accepted.In te last years, english has been tought when students are nine years old.And it won't be limited with english.It means that the other languages are on the way.3231050103

Anonymous said...

I think language will always keep its role as one of the most crucial elements of human and human life. It is certainly a gift to mankind and as it will keep its vitality in our lives in the future, may be I am not very imaginary, but I do not think there will be great changes in either languages or our use of them. some languages will probably die, or some new will come, just as it has been up to now. of course, within languages there will be differences in structure, in vocabulary and in other elements constructing a language, but the function of the language does not seem to have a possibility to change greatly.
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Anonymous said...

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Language is vital for human kind as long as he/she continues exist,it lives together with man. I do not think that it will be unnecessary to speak a language or use a language as a way of communication. 'Language is life' we said in the previous topic.It is totally a true definition (despite being inadequate yet) and appropriates here well. People will always go on to use language for their various purposes because it is a notion which is irreplaceable.

Anonymous said...

Scanning the theories and researches done to find the origins of language,I realize that all those efforts have been made in the name of coming up with an output which supports that some certain languages have the same ancestors,and some others have,also,in between themselves.However,this labour hasn’t been an easy one for the linguists of the era,as the remnants weren’t written down.When I think of the future of the language,I see a much more optimistic and vivid picture.In my opinion,the role of language will still be as significant as it has come up to now,and the language will keep its nature of being the centre of interest among many linguists,in the future.People will search for our day’s characteristics of language(it’ll evolve within years, because it’s alive).But they will do this researches with one difference:they will have the chance to possess written documents and many theories left behind.I mean,they won’t work as hard as Chomsky=)
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Anonymous said...

First of all,humans have an innate capacity to produce language and add something to their language.Language is an instinct to acquire an art, as Darwin says.So I think language will forever continue to develop because life goes on and human beings are always ready to discover something with their logic and name them.So in here I agree with divine theory (language is the power to name all things)I certainly believe that no speech is no language.So language will only stop developing when there will be no speech,which means that language will develop as long as human beings are here.
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Anonymous said...

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As we saw in the previous lesson,language passed from a lot of ways and changed,shaped according to today..We can say that,divine theory,evolution theory and social theory influenced the languages,for example we saw four different languages in the film of babel? while people are same,why the languages are different?..At this point our theories explain the reasons..And technology influence the languages because of globalisation..For example 100 years ago people didn't use to have a television and didn't know other languages very much but today,internet,television,chance of education makes us know other languages and all new learned devices are learned of their creator languages.This ınfluence the future of language,and in the future,new devices will be found and named..We won't have to use old things and start to forget everthing about our past,and this will make us create a new language world.So in the future,television would be an antique word..

Sezen Arslan/3231050128 said...

In the global world of today,language has become an international commodity that needs to be purchased by a consumer,namely, the learner of it.Human beings all over the world have been learning different foreign languages for various reasons such as education,trade,cultural exchange etc.Whatever the reason is,the language that is being learned lends some words to the native language of that speaker.For instance,the Turkish Language Constitute takes the English-rooted word 'Full' and adds this word in Turkish Dictionary.We all definititely know that this word is not Turkish,yet we utter it in our daily life.So,I mean the future of language will become DESCRIPTIVIST.Namely,the speakers of this language will not be interested in the words' structure but their functions.If the word ''Full'is correct in a Turkish context then,there is no problem related to the language.Language will not be wedded to strict rules.According to prescriptivism,language rules are arbitrary.You can apply every word or every rule wherever you want.The focus is placed on the function.Therefore,in the future of language,there will be prectivist concept in linguistics world.

Anonymous said...

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The language is a device of communication and way of learning or teaching somethings.Last week one of my friend said language is our life yes,ı think he is right about his determination about language.languages is our life you can go on your life too easily with it. Languages reflect culture of histories and life style of communities.so far no institution has brought to light how language created and which language revealed.such as questions obscure.Some theories go forth that languages revealed with religions.For example arabic language progress after islam,this theory is divine theory.the second one social theory is claim language developed according to your social life relationship and conversation with other cultures and people.the last one evolutionary is allege that process of language paralelled with your mind.From ancient times some languages have continued untill now however some of other small languages that had spoken by small tribes disapperead from over world.The reason of vanished of small languages ı think people who spoke it didn't claim to be ownerof its origin and values.on the other side that its grammar structure or its sentences numbers etc.didin't enoug for protect itself.Now english language is slowly will be world language and it affect other language and bind up them to his origin,therefore other insufficient languages begin to disapperead because of such as german spanish and english languages.with your native language now you have to learn second language for your job career and promoted your life to higher statues. in the world english is the first one that spoken as second language and every side of from world from africa to west everybody aim to learn it and they mix it with their native language so that their native language slowly lose its functionality.particularly german,english,spanish and franch can carry on his mission flawlessly and again such as past, these languages will affect other small scale tribe's language to be disapperead from world.

Anonymous said...

Language is closely related with human's developement.When we see the language past it never stays the same,but changes in the course of time;sometimes faster and sometimes slower.Generally the changes come out because of wars,when a country influences another one with its culture;or when a country is economically powerful,so influences other countries'es languages.İt is sure that in the future language will not be the same as today,it will change.This changes may come as a result of different causes.Nowadays people are trying to minimize the words for the intention to make easier the way of expressing something.Or they are using more the mimics of their faces to communicate with each-other.Then technology introduces a variety of words that changes all the languages of the world at the same time:such as the use of computer,web-site,internet etc. According to the evolutionary theory the human brain is in continuous change,developement.This change is closely related to language as human brain has specialized functions about the organization of sounds,signs.But language is used from humans to commmunicate with each-other: knowledge,skills,informations.So language is so close to human needs.As we see all these factors affect language future:technology;economy;human needs and human relationships.But I can see in the future a language simplyfied by imics,technology ... 3231040107

Anonymous said...

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Throughout history many things have influenced human beings life, and these things influenced their languages as well. Converting into a religion, the industrial revolution, wars etc are some sample of major things that had great impacts on humans’ life. Besides, humans have invented, developed, discovered etc many things all through history. With each step they had to coin or borrow new words or phrases in order to name these things. This is an incessant process, for this process still continues, and it will go on. Nonetheless, while humans produce new words, grammar rules etc, they quit using some others. Therefore, languages change and develope over time. Nevertheless, some languages cannot succeed in adapting to this process. Hence, they become extinct. For example, in the course of the history, some states have been more powerful than others, and this powerful states dominated the weak ones. As a result, the cultures and the languages of the powerful countries influenced the weak ones’ cultures and languages in an adverse way. In the end, the languages of the powerful states bocame the formal language of these weak states, and their language bocame extinct as years elapsed. Of course, there are some other reasons such as religion that trigger such things. For instance, latin is an indo-european language. It was once the formal language of roman empire. However, after Rome's conversion to Christianity, latin became more a language of the Church and of scholars, rather than of the common people. As years went by, apprpximately all people gave up using it as their native or formal language save vatican city. Now, it is a dead language.
Today, there are many tribes or countries dominated by rather powerful states such as the usa. The english language impairs the peculiar forms of these languages. Furthermore, the number of the people who speak the languages of these tribes or countries is quite low. Consequently, these languages are likely to bocome extinct just like latin.
In conclusion, language will never die. It will develope further. Yet, merely the languages of powerful countries and the languages that are preserved by conscious people can live. Unfortunately, the rest will bocome extinct over years.

Anonymous said...

BURAK GÜR
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As we know, language is alive like human being. Although ıts orıgın ıs not certain, all linguistics and we are sure that language has been in interaction with human being since prehistoric times.
When we look at the past of languages we can easily see that they gave direction to people's life. On the other hand, ıt has been effected by human being. For instance, ın the first years of republic of Turkey, French was favorıte language beacause of the power of France. Even when we went much earlier times, to the ottoman empire, we can easily see that ıf ottoman empire had wanted, ıts language could have been the most important language, science and art language as english is today.Briefly ı mean that languages and human being always effect each other directly ın many ways! Because, language is a part of life and ıt gives direction to life.When we look at the future of language from this perspective,we can say that no matter which language ıs,ıt will always be the most important part of our life. In the past ıt was franch,arabic..etc. today english! Maybe tomorrow ıt will be a different language. As a result of this interaction ,the number of artıfıcıal languages may increase. But ıt's an undeniable fact that languages will exist as long as human being exists!!

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I think picturing the future's world in language context is the same thing with picturing it in humanistic context.Now that we accept that language isn't only words we can comfortably say tahat language is as old as humankind,so its future will also be as parallel with humans.I want to specify this with Turkey's situation...For hundreds of years in anatolia Turks poke ottoman language which had all arabian ,old Turkish and persion features because then they had relation with both arabic and middle asian world,then it was callopsed and with declaration of Repubic it was clarified and reduced to bear just Turkish features.But see what came next:with relations getting closer it again got effected this time from French,and then when the case changed from English up to today.I think this shows how the power of languages over each other according to the ones using them,it is so parallel.So I think in the future the fate of humans will decide the language's.As I can't imagine a unit,integrated world I can't thinnk of an integrated language,either..nowadays it is generally thougt that America will callopse,but as history shows us this won't change the world's style,I mean ,yes,the values will change but there will always be super power in the world and an endless contest among countries and so among languages..

Anonymous said...

Having the theories abouy the language and the nature of it my predictions about the future of the language are such that:first of all because language is smth alive and its lives as long as the who speaks it live some languages can be daed.For example the Irısh Gaelic is spoken by a vey small minority of peopleso it can be adead language like Cornish.Also accordig to the social theory the establisment and maintanance of social structure is a key source of the development of human linguistic adaption.ın other words humans being a social creture is an importat reason for the development of the languagealso as asocial creture human with the society create culture which is reflected by language.For example turkish people give importance to the relationship with the others.sincerity,honesty,love and respect are very importantin our relationshipso we use gönül almak gönül vermekfor our relationsps.But today's people give impotance to individualizationso these kinds of specific words related to our culture can be forgatten.but what is important is that Engilish can'tbe as dominant as now.Chinese and Japanese will be dominant for economical and technological reasons,respectively.so because of the fact that language is affected by other languages many languages can have Chinese or Japabses words in their languages instead of english.For long term I think according to the social theory tool making is seen the the cause of larger brainswhich is the cause of the initial development of languageand Ithink that in the future tool making is replaced by the products of technology and later tecnology will get developed so much that ther will be many terms related to tchnology or anew language will be formulated for technology like the usage of the latin onlyinthe medicine.and also like inthe mythof babel tower people can speak a common language which is formulated in other words an artificial kanguage-323105073-

Anonymous said...

I think the future of language is linked to future of human devolopment and life.Because Language comes to existence with human and it will die when humanity die.As we all know everything changes in time such as language because of changes in the world.For example when we look at usage of today's Turkish and yesterday's we can see difference and future of language.While we were using more complex and diffucult structures and words,today we are using more basic structures by the way of technological developments,reformes in language.Another example is that power of conturies,politics,wars affect future of development because when we look human history we can see it whichever country is nore powerfull its language is more spoken for insatance if U.S.A could protect its power for a long time maybe one day everybody will be speaking English.It is future of Language.

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Anonymous said...

3231050015 OSMAN NİHAT BİŞGİN
Language’s future? Hard think to foresee… Anyone’s suggestion will remain only some idea unless we will see its coming true.
At a glance Language is a need, the words, the idioms are all originated from a need or an true event. So this process will go on and on. May be some years later new Leyla & Mecnun will appear so that the love and passion will be told with their names but the bad will also, I am afraid.
‘The words’ are the urgent and basic need of the language. Idioms and grammatical structures follow them. Now that, people’s life is changing considerably, new requirements will result in new devices(or whatsoever), while some old things are perishing. Soon Humankind will need new words to call them.
Also language will be a distinction among the people much more than anytime. As a result many people will pay sums to the private courses to express themselves plainly and communicate better. May be this words will be just like those of a politician but,
I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF LANGUAGE.

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Anonymous said...

3231050102 all theories of language is related to human.some are related with soial aspects;some are individual aspects.but when I consider all these;I found social theory as the most reasonable one.we can see that feral children can't speak although they have the capacity.because they can't interact with anybody.when it comes to the future of language ;I think as people live languages will continue to develop.now distance between countries isn't so muchimportant.people can learn their languages easily.I think in the future people will communicate with each other and there won't be any strange language.

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Languages have changed since their first appearence,and I suppose they will continue to change,this is the case for the nature of the languages.And it is important to specify that language change is not an overnight matter.Language is always changing,it has happened so throughout the history.If we look at our time too,we can give examples such as the usage of 'shall'.It was taught that 'shall is used for the expression of future time'.But now this is changing,almost nobody uses shall for the aim of emphasizing future.And if we think generally on the future of the language matter,I think there might turn out a language which all of the people talk.This languge may be born on the internet and spread throuhout it.The world is globalizing and the language may be in that action too.And accordingly ,many languges may disappear.

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As we know,language is alive from the oldest day to this day and it will be like that until the last day of our world.In fact it is present because of human beings and I think that I can explain how language changes by comparing it with us.It is like mankind.When a person comes to life,it is impossible for him not to change both physically and psychologically.Morover this changing may be in right or wrong way.Everything may be in need of changing because it can be richer by changing.Also it is vital for all languages.All humans are in interaction with each other.Due to this interaction people experience many things in daily life.All of these affect language.When we examine history, we can notice that the most important events had an effect on languages positively or negatively.However,which society is powerful then it has an effect on most of other societies and so their languages.For instance French Revolution,Renaissance and Reform,Colonialism,World Wars and many other events.when we study on them,we can notice that the countries which had a part in coming out of these event played also a part in developing other languages.And mostly other societies borrowed many words from them.In the last century there were many technological and scientific improvements.So humans needed some terms to express these improvements and took them from Latin mostly.Because it was accepted as science language.In fact the basic factor is interaction whatever thing people experiences.Because we were interaction with Arab and Persia we borrowed many words from Arabic and Persian in history.But the future of language??I have not many guesses about it.Anyway,a correct estimate is impossible.We don't know what we will experience.The world is globalizing and people can also reach the thing they want via telephone,internet,etc.Thanks to live messenger services we can even feel that the person we are in connection is with us.Maybe we will have some other technological terms or absurd words whose meaning we don't know.But it is very clear that many changes will occur in time and language will continue to live with us.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, existence of language begins and ends with human existence.Main aim of being granted language to humanbeing is completely for people to know each other.This is the rule of creation.(from our holy book).Since ages, exchange has already become between languages by means different ways.Trade, wars, immigrations...Today, world is not too wide ever to be limited by visible lines.Technology increases incrediably and powerfull ones speak.Even we can not predict someone's race when we don't know.Probably, in not so distant future, ıf it is started to speak same language, we should not be surprised.This is my short term opinion.And when doom day comes to exist, there will be no word to be said.This is the long term opinion of believers.
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Anonymous said...

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Language's origin and future... On both of these subjects are very difficut to make certain definitions. Despite this we can make some comments about them.But to make logical interperetions we should make some investigations. If we want to say something about the origin of language we can say this: On this subject many different ideas were offered. one of them says that people imitate the nature and then they learn to speak, another says that people needed to comunicate and they start to make some movement and then accomplished to speak, one another says that people needed to help each other and then start to speak by the help of this. Of course all of them may be true but in that point i want to ask them this important question: 'was there anyother living creatures to be able to immitate or any model creatures to learn speaking from them.' I think it is imposible because it doesn't come to me logical.If that is the case how people start to speak. In fact it is not so difficult question because ALLAH gave the ansver of this question in The Bakara(31) Sura of QORAN.'...We teach adem to speak...'
On the other hand we can say so many things about future of the language. Actually we can look Qoran to learn something about future of the language again. Allah said in the hucurat(13) sura of Qoran: '...we seperate you to different tribes because we wanted to make you meet eachother...' Then so many different tribes consisted and so many languages were spoken. But this definition isn't enough to say what language's future will be. To say something about this we should learn history of language. How it changed, and what changed it. I thint 'force' Changed it. Because when we look both history and today we can easily see that economically strong countries effected and exploited weak ones. For example turkey effected french, persian, arabic because they were strong in the past. Today turkish is under effect of english and arabic like all the other languages.Reason of english effect is that they are strong, the reason of arabic effect is that 99 percent of turkey is muslim.In that sense if we want to make an assesment about the future of the language we can say; In the future there may be only one language. Probably this language will be the language of strongs.

Anonymous said...

language is very interesting which is born and die with us.we say all of our needs and communicate with it.I think that language always changing.because world is changing from day to day.thats why every day scientists going to invent somethings for human..Language will be more important in the future especially if a human knows 3 or 4 languages it means that he or she very lucky for job application.it seems that it will change and they will want us to know minimum 5 languages for job application.. especially in the west countries.and the the other thing that English will be going to over in the future.Arabic and dont know which one maybe Turkish will be going to important.language is living with us and it will be die with us..
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Anonymous said...

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As long as humanbeing live in the world,languages will continue living with humanbeing as one of the most important part of their lives.With the changing world.technology,life etc.languages will change also.May be structure of languages will not change but vocabularies will change with new concepts and new discoveries in technology.At the same time the words we do not use will be forgotten and may be next generations will not know the meaning of some words since they won't be able to find equivalents of this words in their life.And according to recent news i've just read,10 languages are dying over the world every year.This may be a clue for us.There may be a few common languages used by everyone over the world in the future.Because interaction between people is increasing day by day and being more and more important.And this interaction is being via languages.So that a common language would make interaction easier.So that there may be a few languages widely used by everyone over the world in the future.

Anonymous said...

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I said that "Language is life." in the last week while think of the social life.So,I participate to the social theory about the future of the language.Now,English is the most important for all people.For instance I teach English to my neighbours'children.They want it to have high grade for their English lessons,high statue in their social life.In addition they want to learn about English life and culture which is interested in.Nonetheless,they say me "We develope by language in our society.Even a child needs language from be born until to die.
Furthermore USA attached to Iraq where has nuclear bombs-but we couldn't see anything yet. You think!!! Around of Iraq,there are lots of American soldiers who speak English.Then can Iraq1 be the same country or can Iraq have the same language??? Yes,USA is developingat the moment in every fields,but negatively.Whatever Iraq isn't developing but its language developes by English.Arabic culture integrates with American-English culture.
Moreover,today USA attached Iran too.Again Iran culture or social life integrates with American-English's.
Next the order is Syrian and consequently Turkey.English will be an irreplaceable language in the future.It will be future's language.Because USA will have all world.If you don't speak it and adopt to English culture ,you will die soon as Iran or Iraq people.

Anonymous said...

undoubtedly, language is a concept which has derived from the necessities of the people and it has been shaped by the same thing.because of the globalization, the languages are interacting each other.the transmissions are increasing both in terms of language and culture.
in my opinion,the future of the language will bring a unilateral improvement through the mighty countries such as USA and england.the effect of english will spread on the all globe and the other languages will lose their peculiar characteristics and effectiveness.as a result of capitalism,trade and technolgical developments the importance of english ascend and the other languages will be assimilated because of their weakness in these fields above.
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well actually, the theories linked to language's thriving don't concern the future of language at all, I think. lt's a matter of being able to foresee -as u put it- or estimate.
the globalization(!) drags all people to an indispancable end; people from all over the world are drived to speak the same language and have the same religion. the future of languages except some -or maybe only one- don't seem promising. they will have the same fate with Latin or Sanskrit(l don't know how it is written).

Anonymous said...

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It is generally thougt that human language gradually evolved from the need for humans to communicate with each other.During this evolution,language language experienced some individual and community changes.Individual changes affect only small area ,maybe only the language that is spoken in that area.But we can't say the same thing for community changes as it affects broad areas where different languages are spoken.Among those communities,the one thet is developed in terms of education,technology,literature has a domination upon others with its language.For example,some of the western countries such as England,USA are developed countries in terms of their technology.So,many terms relating to western technology have become part of the vocabulary of the world's language.In the future,borrowing termswill continue and maybe the technologically developed country's language will dominate upon other languages. Also,some of the words won't continue to be usedin the future as the items they refer to will be out of usage in the future.For example,the word "car" won't be a member of the language as people won'tuse it as a means of transportation.

Anonymous said...

how human being changes the language changes in the same rate, and the foreign languages affect the other languages for example english affects the turkish.we do not use old word using about 100 years ago,and now new words have come out while passing time.television,computer,dvd and like this.this shows that language is alive.language born ,improve and if it does not use,ıt could be die like 'şuadit'.and in my opinion if it continue turkish will die.other languages especially english cover the turkish.anyway language is alive and important thing for human. 3231050034

Anonymous said...

it is very hard to forecast the future of something.if the subject is language which is alive and changing it is harder.people change and their language too.the language is born with the needs of people.the needs gave shape to language.with the improvements of human life the language started to improve.in ancient times people are communicating each other more but now we dont communicate.For example now we dont ask real questions.When we see each other we ask "how are you" and then going on our way without waitng the answer.so ı think we are going on our life with artificial questions and unfortunately we will continue with doing the same thing.nowadays our body language is in front of our language.instead of using words we are using our body language.it is not bad thing but I think sometimes body language is not enough for our emotions.I think in the future body language will be used more than language and words.With the improvements we will need new words and this new words will be compound of words we are using now.Maybe there will only one language in the world and all people will speak the same language as in ancient times...

Anonymous said...

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Language and human beings have been improved together for years.they help each other to develop.At first there was only one language spoken by all people but then people developed new words and now there are lots of language which are spoken in the world.most of the language were lost and today nobody speak or know them.Humans have an innate capacity for producing language and from past to now they have produced new words and languages.With improvements in technology and other social situations people can find new words. for instance at early times nobody knew television, computer,or car but today these are known by everybody and this process continue to the end of the world.people will produce a language which is understood by everybody.it is possible because even today we can understand somebody who speak about computer term.
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Anonymous said...

First of all ,I have to confess thatI've found the topic "seeing the future of the language " a bit difficult as we know nothing real about the origin of the language . Yet , nowadays , we have different theories about it . And , bearing these theories in my mind , I can draw such a picture for the future of the language :
I think there will be only one language for speaking , writing and reading in the future in our world . Of course , this will not happen in a short time - this will require a long time - at least a few thousands of years . This process will take place when each generation try to make their own languages similar to only one , the same language . At the end of this process , there will be only one language in the world .
Now , I want to give some reasons for using the same language in the near future of the world . Firstly , technology and science will be going on developing and as a result , new technical products will be in use . And , both to transmit these new things to the whole world easily and to work in harmony for further development of them , people will prefer to communicate with each other in one language . Secondly , internet or something like it will be the most important source of information . And , as it will be more difficult to transmit and find information in the internet world in many different languages than in one language , people will speak , write and read in one language . Thirdly , living in a peaceful world will be the essence of life . So , people will give much importance to establishing social bonds among themselves and among other countries . Furthermore , people find different means of communication , and using them , they will want to be in contact with each other-no matter where there are- without any problem with the same , the unique language .
To conclude , I belive that the language itself will never die ; yet , there will be only one language in the world of future on account of the varying needs of people , and the other languages will no more exist .

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Anonymous said...

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As language is not sure about its origin,it cannot be certain about its future!So far some theories have been developed to understand lang. birth.To me,not any of these is individually sufficient for understanding of lang. origin.I'm in the opinion that all the factors in these theories contribute to lang.birth and development.Yes,human is created by God with a linguistic capacity and ability to use it and God also creates some humanistic qualities for the skill of lang. usage.For instance;mouth,lips,tongue,teeth and larynx of a human are the distinctive qualities of him unique for this ability and differenties him from other creatures.
As an analitic function,lang. is used by means of the left hemisphere of the human brain(broca's area).Evaluation theory connects the development of lang. with human brain evaluation;however isn't it God that produces this[brain]evaluation in man.Anyway,humans come to the world with an innate capacity;human mind as a personal possession is a tool that is of use for interactional and transactional functions in communicating socially.You see,this skill is given us by a divine power and developed by social/environmental factors.
If we come to the future of lang.;according to the legend of Tower of Babel,it is believed that in a time,people used to communicate in only one and the same lang.Lang. diversity was given as a punishment by God,since people built the tower of Babel to reach Heaven.By the sight of this story,I think that the future of lang. may turn to its (supposed) beginning as in this story.People will get in touch with each other in a lang.We see its stimulations in our time as English is growing day by day and becomes a global lang.Although this was a curse in that time,people's having different mother tongues is seen as richness now.It brodens our view of world,that's true,but if all the people speak a language worldwide,they'll understand each other better.(as you know expressing yourself in TLs is a bit difficult.)
On the other hand,as the situations in which lang. is used are lessening these days,some machines and technological devices have taken its place,lang. won't be as effective as it used to be,since it is the main factor of social interaction.We hear words that are ruined,destroyed;i.e deficient and empty in terms of meaning and emotion.Lang. has been given us as a tool and the rest is left to us;we either use it effectively or lose it eternally!

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there are many theories which try to explain the origins of language.some of them claims that it originated in reflexive sounds or natural sounds.Although we can't exactly talk about the origins of language we know that language is a phenomenon which exists as people speak it.Researchers show that human brain has changed very much(from 400 to 1400 cubic santimeters)since ancient times.Depending on this changes language, as well ,has developed very much.A lot of new and complex words have been added to human language.As the technology develops and the new devices are invented, people needs to name these inventions.So in the future this process will go on.Some words will be added and some will die like the dead languages.As we see language is shaped according to the needs of humans.So it is a cultural phenomenon and can't be seperated from the society who speak it.Just as, throughout the history, the languages of the economically and politically powerful countries dominated the others.Because of this reason today English is spoken by 1 billion people as a foreign language over the world.That is, even today most of the people from diffrent nations communicate with English.In the future ,maybe english will be used by more and more people as a communication tool,because people have tendency to communicate and understand each other.In addition as the human brain ,technology develops language ,as well ,will develop and it will continue to exist as long as humanity exists.

Anonymous said...

Does it seems to you that your native language may alter in the future?If your answer is NO,think of the literary texts you have studied in high school.They were exteremely obscure,were not they?

What triggers the changes in language includes numerous factors.One of the most significant factor is the progression of techonology.Many researchs show that young people Who use computer in order to chat have produced 200.000 new words While they were trying to faciliate the conversation.Apart from this,nowadays it is easy to reach the channels of other countries.People get some words from them,and use these words as if they belong to the native language.
Another factor that causes changes in language is the education system that aims to make people competent in foreign language by means of intensive language programmes so that the relationship between countries through commerce will be possible.

The last crucial factor is that powerful and rich countries subtly force inferior countries to use their languages While they are cooperating.That circumstance increases the number of mixed languges(people were forced to use another language after wars or invasion.Nowadays this can be done through commerce).

Finally,technology and commerce have an important role in changing language.By means of them,each language will obtain new vocabulary items from each other.This situation may make your language apparently different many years later.3231050104

Anonymous said...

First of all, it is apparent that language originated from the need for
communication. Throughout the history, humanbeings have developed different language systems which also
include sign language in order to communicate with each other and to express their needs.Basically,language can be seen as the product of a process during which humanbeings' main goal is to make the other person understand what
he/she wants to say/mean.
Secondly, the colonizing power of language cannot be disregarded. There is a suspicion towards language in the modern world, because language can both build a bridge between people from different backgrounds and can "help" powerful nations dominate the world. Today, language is used to make others submit to the power of the colonizing nations. Language and words become a means of subjecting another person to your own power. Finally, it seems that in the future only one language(there is no doubt that it is the language of anglo-saxon world-English)will predominate other languages and even people from the different ends of the world will use this language in order to communicate.
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Anonymous said...

Language came into existence and shaped according to interest and necessity of people.Although there are lots of theories about origin of language i think none of them can answer the question of "how did languages occur?"However, why some languages are more prominent than the others depends on ecenomic and political power of that country.According to that,the most important foreign language in demand is "english"
Despite of the development of technology and globalization,i do not believe the thought that all people will speak the same language in future.Cultural and national factors do not let it.However,one of the daily languages will be more effective than the others as a second or foreign language.Today,it is English;but in the future i think Chinese will to replace it.Because China has taken a big percent of international trade.Nowadays,it is the most popular foreign language in USA and England.
I think Turkish can be in demand,too;if we are accepted to European Union.
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There are many theories about the origin of "language".Some says "Language is given to humanbeing by God.",anothers say "Humanbeing invented the language." Many languages lived and died on the world just like many people did.All these languages died because; the people talking them died totally or lost their power.Second reason seems more logical as we can see.Why most of the world is trying to learn English?Have you ever thought of these question?The computer now i am using and the program now i am using on my computer belongs to American companies.America has a mass production system.And exports all these goods all over the world.Today USA has the economic power,but these can change in the future and the language mostly spoken all over the world changes.

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Human history is just a collection of recurrence.What took place in the past is indicator of future.Therefore to see thefuture of languages we must look at the past of languages.The question how languages originated is not my topic now, rather ı want to tell about the processes after origination.
I think languages are like mothers.Both languages and mothers each being a biological phenomenon perform wonders.Even though they die ,they leave children who will grow and blossom.The process of language chance which involve the splitting up of a language into a family of several daugter languages leave the common parent language dead.It happened to latin, which eventually develop into the family of romance languages.ı believe today`s most popular languages will experience this.For example english language.Nearly all of the languages are borrowing languages words from it.The same was true for latin in the past.Altough it is a dead language today ,words from latin exist today.English will also be a dead one but, traces of this lang will remain.Because thse words are integrating wiht langs in a way that is becoming impossible to tell apart which word is native roooted and which ones english rooted.Or they want to use these words as they cant invent new words instead of english ones.Or they see English words a richness in languge.

Anonymous said...

language survives with the human-being.as we can see in the history,many languages died with their users.some consepts such as wars,migration,technology affect languages.they can change the world shape,people's life style.so with the human changes,language changes.
today,in the 21th century,people communicate with each other easily and better than before.tomorrow will be surely better than today.when something invented or found out in the past,it took years to spread over countries.alphabet,money made great changes in the world.but they couldn't spread fast.what about today_?when a visus has been found,it will be learned kilometres away within minutes.relationship between countries and cultures are so close.who has the power has the chance to affect countries.for example,today,English can be seen as the commercial language of the world.nearly english is the second language in every country.ın the future,there may be changes or English will be more stronger tanh today.because countries are still thinking of war.
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Anonymous said...

The future of the world, in every aspect, is so gloomy, let alone in language context. In the quest for power, minds are raped, once more let alone the languages.
Leaving the political perspective, which is indispensable to be taken into account when humans are concerned, I will switch to sociological grounds. When people grew bigger in number, and formed groups in different parts of the world, differences occurred which gradually became imperceptible-this is my hypothesis on the difference of languages. So when it was hard to maintain contact with one another for their number grew bigger, it was time to form new groups and in a way to form new languages.
Today, this flow of distancing has changed tide. We gradually become closer with countless means to utilize. With this closeness, first, the dialects in languages will vanish, and then the languages. It is a little bit utopic that there will be just one language spoken on earth. Maybe only the languages spoken by so few people are in jeopardy. But I do claim that the process is heading to the first position when there was just one language. 3231050050

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As we can witness from the data of the links,nobody knows for certain how language originated. However,many variable theories have been suggested on this topic. Of course,these theories haven’t got any exact proof about the origins of language. So, I suppose that to be able to guess about the future of language is as hard as knowing the source of language context. But, it is a fact that some theories can also be thought by the help of the situation of language in today’s world. We know that English is the most widely spoken language in the world, since it has become a universal language in economics,literary,commerce,tourism etc. My guessing about the future of language is also based on the superiority of English and I think that different languages spoken around the world have already started to be affected from English;moreover,there will be no end of this state and English will be spoken by almost all of the people all over the world. In this way,people will have a chance to compromise in various areas though unfortunately a lot of cultures will have been degenerated because of losing their languages, namely their charecteristics

Anonymous said...

3231050081 hilal kayıkcı saıd that:language ıs the result of a need;need to express our feelıngs,thoughts,desıres,emotıons,wants etc.It ıs the lıvıng part of our braıns,but the orıgıns of ıt can not be answered wıth certanıty.many theorıes were put forward to explaın ıts source.up to now,language has lıved many changes,ıt got stronger from tıme to tıme and ın the future ıt ıs goıng to contınue ıts wıdenıng as now.language ıs one of the most ımportant elements of human kınd,culture and thıs makes thıs term very speculatıve for all countrıes wıth dıfferent languages.from my poınt of vıew,language wıll preserve ıts ımportance as now ın the future.some languages wıll dıe whıle some others get stronger.as I saıd before,the term language ıs very unforeseeable as ıts both alıve and developıng.but I belıeve that englısh wıll be the most wıdely spoken language of the world ın the future.ıts power wıll get much more strong and be the leader of the all languages.

Anonymous said...

Firstly,every individual in the world has an innate capacity for producing language as we are social beings and have a need to interact with other people around us.So, it can be concluded that language will be an inevitable communication device untill the extinction of human beings.With the developing technologies,new terms and terminologies are formulated in order to sustain the information transfer around the world.the most significant device of our age which has given its name to this century is computer.with it came the internet enabling us many advantages and making the remote accessible.there are original words and terms coined so as to communicate ,so the people from different nations(with various languages) can communicate with internet words.and I think ,as computer prevails our age,there will probably be formulated a language that’ll be used in the internet.It can be seen as Utopian but if this continue ,then all the languages get closer to one another.Apart from this,from the social theory about the origin of languages,it can be infered that the languages around the globe will exchange words and terms with each other by interaction.As language is a living thing and every living thing has an obligation to change,languages will also develop.to finish up ,as technology go a step further every passing day ,there becomes a gap between generations ,in other words parents can’t speak the same languages with their sons and daughters and this means a generation gap in the colloquil language.

Anonymous said...

Firstly,every individual in the world has an innate capacity for producing language as we are social beings and have a need to interact with other people around us.So, it can be concluded that language will be an inevitable communication device untill the extinction of human beings.With the developing technologies,new terms and terminologies are formulated in order to sustain the information transfer around the world.the most significant device of our age which has given its name to this century is computer.with it came the internet enabling us many advantages and making the remote accessible.there are original words and terms coined so as to communicate ,so the people from different nations(with various languages) can communicate with internet words.and I think ,as computer prevails our age,there will probably be formulated a language that’ll be used in the internet.It can be seen as Utopian but if this continue ,then all the languages get closer to one another.Apart from this,from the social theory about the origin of languages,it can be infered that the languages around the globe will exchange words and terms with each other by interaction.As language is a living thing and every living thing has an obligation to change,languages will also develop.to finish up ,as technology go a step further every passing day ,there becomes a gap between generations ,in other words parents can’t speak the same languages with their sons and daughters and this means a generation gap in the colloquil language.

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Anonymous said...

Although it's not known for sure where and when language originated,it is certain that it hasn't stayed the same and changed as time passed.It is probable that humanbeings also went through changes before they could speak.Evidence was found that at some point in the past our ancestors had toungebones which influencedthe voicebox and made speech unlikely.It's possible that speech began after human anatomy became suitable as a result of evolution.
As different countries began to interact due to relationships,trade and war their languages were influenced from one another.For instance,Old English includes elements from Germanic tribes' languages and Frech influences came along with Normadic invasions.Turkish has also been influenced from languages like Arabic and Fench and today it is under the influence of English.Altough it is the most widespread language even English is changing and most linguists believe that after a few decades people won't understand today's Enlish.This change is indispensable and true for all langauages because languages are dinamic.I believe in the future most languages will experince a decay in literary terms but an improvment in simplified communication.Today everybody tries to omit as many elements as possible while they are speaking and reduce sentences.Reflections of this can be seen even in written language in the form of instant messaging.I think,this tendency will prevail in the future making communication more practical and simple.
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Anonymous said...

Although it's not known for sure where and when language originated,it is certain that it hasn't stayed the same and changed as time passed.It is probable that humanbeings also went through changes before they could speak.Evidence was found that at some point in the past our ancestors had toungebones which influencedthe voicebox and made speech unlikely.It's possible that speech began after human anatomy became suitable as a result of evolution.
As different countries began to interact due to relationships,trade and war their languages were influenced from one another.For instance,Old English includes elements from Germanic tribes' languages and Frech influences came along with Normadic invasions.Turkish has also been influenced from languages like Arabic and Fench and today it is under the influence of English.Altough it is the most widespread language even English is changing and most linguists believe that after a few decades people won't understand today's Enlish.This change is indispensable and true for all langauages because languages are dinamic.I believe in the future most languages will experince a decay in literary terms but an improvment in simplified communication.Today everybody tries to omit as many elements as possible while they are speaking and reduce sentences.Reflections of this can be seen even in written language in the form of instant messaging.I think,this tendency will prevail in the future making communication more practical and simple.
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tülin şık (13) said...

By looking at the past of the concept of language, we may get the refferances of future of the language,too.Language is a social need and there are many different social groups in the world.And no matter how we are engaged with a day by day globalazing world system,we have our eternal cultural roots;which may live an evolution but which can not dry up. Many languages may be extinct one day,but new ones will be emerging in cities and extended social groups.At least it seems so now.It seems the most widely used tongues, like French, Arabic and Chinese, will remain in everyday use despite the growing popularity of English.
Also the world's language system is undergoing rapid change because of demographic trends, new technology, and international communication.This change also may give birth to new words and create different jargons.

Anonymous said...

as the relatıon between language usage and the mental perception of people is being studied,people become much more aware of the importance of language usage.so scientific studies about language researches will be developed further.the development of the scientific knowledge is parallel with the development and perfectness of language usage. so the studies will enable people from every level of mental development to usa language fluently.this may be possible with the help of different techniques like songs, etc.
the future of language, ı think,will be defined by power in economy and army. why? because the powerfull situatıon of the USA and the UK makes englısh the favourite language.every has to trade with them or make military agreements. for this they have to know their language.they also have colonies everywhere. another reason is they can direct the underdeveloped countries easily and they can do whatever they want. so they have misioneries everywhere who assimilate or try to do at everywhere. ıt seems that if nothing is done everybody will be speaking english soon. some nations have started to take words from english so far.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...
as the relatıon between language usage and the mental perception of people is being studied,people become much more aware of the importance of language usage.so scientific studies about language researches will be developed further.the development of the scientific knowledge is parallel with the development and perfectness of language usage. so the studies will enable people from every level of mental development to usa language fluently.this may be possible with the help of different techniques like songs, etc.
the future of language, ı think,will be defined by power in economy and army. why? because the powerfull situatıon of the USA and the UK makes englısh the favourite language.every has to trade with them or make military agreements. for this they have to know their language.they also have colonies everywhere. another reason is they can direct the underdeveloped countries easily and they can do whatever they want. so they have misioneries everywhere who assimilate or try to do at everywhere. ıt seems that if nothing is done everybody will be speaking english soon. some nations have started to take words from english so far.
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as we understood from the links nobody can know the origin oflanguage.only we can make some guess for depending on some evidences.ı think as in origin of language,we cant show a language for future we can only make guess again.so depending on this;ı can say that we are living in a world which getting globel day by day.the internet is the most effective technology on this.by means of this things the language we are using is being affected by other languages easily.for example in turkish we are using many words from other foreign languages.perhaps in future a new language can be born.why not?but ı dont know which language this language will be??

Anonymous said...

Although language is not known for sure where and when language is originated,it is certain that it hasn't stayed the same and changed as time passed.It is probable that humanbeings also went through changes before they could speak.Evidence was found that at some point in the past our ancestors had toungebones which influenced the voice and made speech unlikely.It's possible that speech began after human anatomy became suitable as a result of evolution.
I think as people live languages will continue to develop... at last languge will die with people who created language
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As ı understood from the informations that you give us, there is no certain evidence to say" the origin of language is....." Also there is no evidence that "the future language will be....." but we can make guess. ı think it will be english if we look at the world. Because in many areas you win if you know english.it is an international languge and everyman is in an effort to learn thi language.

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All theories,we've learnt until now,have different claims about the origins of language. However,there is a common feature of them:'human relation'.Starting with the need of expressing the nature and coming to complex relations,people always used language as a means of expressing themselves to the people around them.As an evidence to this,we also know that it is sometimes stated that human language gradually evolved from the need for humans to communicate with each other in coordinating certain group tasks.So,we can say that as long as people survive,the language will survive, too,with changes in relation to human needs.

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Languages have developed differently in the course of time.some of them vanished while the others developed and they become the main languages in the world.In the legend of babel tower there was only one language around the world and the people were cursed by the God , so many languages brought out.The world develops and becomes smaller day by day and it starts to be a village.by the inventions and improvements each languages produce new common words.I think there will be only one language in the world.People will have only one common language due to globalisation.The history will turn back the legend of babel tower(if it is true).The world is a small village...

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Anonymous said...

Like people, languges have also changed. we know a lot of languages that are not alive nowadays but we do know that as the people(society) exist the languages will exist,too.The usual method of communication, in all times, consists in some languae interaction.Political and cultural influences have always been the main causes for the existence of a predominant language.Today the world is based on the universality of trade and communications, so the future is more likely to see people switching between two or more languages for commercial concerns.But the need of an international language is obvious, too. If all people spoke the same language, then there would be enormous benefits for all nations.

. In our days many have tried to create a common language, like Esperanto, without any success. It is believed that the cause of failure of artificial languages is their artificiality; It is not always so. No artificial language can be imposed, if there does not exist a strong political and cultural propaganda and pressure. In these cases, the spreading of a new language is really possible.
the dominant language and especially the language of all educated people all around the globe.That will be the language of science.The world will be probably abig village due to the science trade and technology.
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Anonymous said...

Hi all,

i really wanna answer thıs questıon ın terms of turkısh.to answer thıs questıon, the most exact response would be CREOLE, ıtself. as we scrutınıze turkısh rıght now, ıt ıs so obvıous to detevct lots of english words. when we look around the world we see the domınance of englısh as the usa ıs becomıng the empıre of the world ın every aspect,ıt ıs not unpredıctable every one trıes to learn ıt. every sıngle new thıng about tech or anythıng has an englısh name and as turkısh peope we dont conceıve the need to translate them ınto turkısh or create new names by usıng languages one of the propertıes by the name creatıvıty so that ıt ıs not so strange nowadays to hear bır drınk alsana or shake ıt up sekerım. ı guess as the tıme goes by, englısh wıll grab turkısh and we wıll have a kınd of englısh creole. THUS, we should be sensıtıve to our language...


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Anonymous said...

The globalization has brought many opportunities as well as challenges, especially within language. There are currently more than 6000 languages worldwide. In the past this number was more than the present. Some of them became extinct while the others was changing and developing. In my opinion, however, many of these lanuages will extinguish because of the globalization. For instance, today every country has a relationship each other, so they has to learn a common language. Then one day people will think that it will be much easier if they only know the common language and their mother tongue will become extinct. Namely in the future, one common global language will be officially accepted by the governments. As a result everybody will communicate worldwide much more easily.
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We know language is a living concept, it has changed over time and has been doing so. In history, this changing of language had reasons in relation to economical,political or social situations of societies.For example, when we studied the background of English we noticed that because of the relations with France, the language was affected in a way.English was added new words from France,etc.As long as we keep our relations with other countries, our language will be changing also.With the concept of globalization and with English becoming a universal language, the other languages are affected and will be changing.For example;we didn't use to say "bye" when we were leaving a place but now we say it, because we are under the effect of American culture.Of course this changing cannot be overnight, it needs a period of time but we cannot define the begining and ending point of that process.All the languages of the countries that have relations in common will be interacting and changing.Although we don't know the origin of language, we are sure that lots of languages have been affecting by each other and will be doing so.

Anonymous said...

Although many different theories have been suggested so far we don't know the origin of language.Like many other concepts,language is a living concept and it shows change in the course of time.On account of globalization,languages are interacting with each other.Some of them are extinct while the others are alive.Certain factors suc as politics,culture affect the dominance of languages.As known,English is the most widespread spoken language in the world and I think this situation won't change in the future,too.We can understand this from the countries'attitudes to English.People think that if they know the common language,they won't have difficulty in understanding each other and they start to forget their own language and that widespread language will become dominant in the world.
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Anonymous said...

Since the human history began,language has all time been concern for people.Scientists made researches to find adequate answer to the origin of language.Liberman who is confident that we can date language as we know it back to at least 100000years ago at the edge of Africa.The result of researches brought out different theories.Divine Theory is one of them which suggests that language is God's gift to mankind.Thanks to God we can name things,it is a power.Evaluation theory suggests;the changes in brain constitute language.Social theory suggests;human live in large groups to make a living,they need language.These theories all have integrity from one side.As it can be seen,since language plays a great role in meeting all necessities of humanity,it became a branch of science.People debated about language and new approaches produced.As a reaction to an approach ,new ideas became popular.Every day a new chain is added to this information chain.Even today language is in continous series.In the future also it will not lose its popularity.Thus linguistics will win most money3
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Anonymous said...

language has an evalutıon that contınues wıth humanıty.ıf the speakers of the languages are alıve the language wıll be alıve also, actually thıs process ıs contınue wıth the cıvılızatıons' cultures too. cos as we know so many cultures pine away under powefull cultures and they become distant to theır both culture as well theır language we can show uygur turks as an example,both theır language and theır culture ıs near to chına then to the other turks cultures.to contınue a language means to be combine.ıf we thınk we know everythıng we needn't any others ıdea, we wıll just ımıtate others and ıt ıs not very hard for our culture because untıl now we never attempt to use our own language acurately instead of usıng and developing ourselves.ı know we as clever turks developed so many words just ın persıan form as well as ın french and arabic but when we try to make a structure about turkısh ıt turns to accuse these people of being hard hat or old fashıoned.just wanna say thıs a language's future depends on ıt's speaker.for example who can say english ıs spoken ın old terms no anybody can nat say that ıs just a neccesıty of modernızatıon and a language should certaınly change ın thıs terms ıf ıt takes words forms permanently from other languages the language bounds to be extınct.and ıt ıs not hard to see englısh as the number one language ın the world.just as ı know thıs the most long term language whıch ıs spoken ın such a wıde area.why cos plitıcal power and the most ımportant one economıcal power perhaps turkısh wıll take the place ın the other century who knows.3231050043

Anonymous said...

In the last lesson we saw that language was seen from different concepts such as "divine theory" "the evolution theory" and "the social theory" throughough the history. In my opinion "social theory" will be more important than others. Because, language is a tool of communication among people and it could be developed or disappeared depending on the way of using it. At recent years science and technology became more important than last years.And this fact caused the need of interaction of the whole world.Because of this need, some languages became global and generally used than other languages. For example "English" is now the first language which is used by people.People use it for some reasons. The most important reason is to interact with the world. And education,trade or making career for work may be another reasons. For using the same technologic and scientific elements, English is also used all over the world.For example in the internet we usually use English.Although using English and other languages which are generally used in the world is a useful mathod, it can bring some dangers with itself. People allow to enter foreign words into their native languages and use them instead of the words in their native languages. So native words will be forgotten day by day.I think it is a dangerous sign for us. Because, as I see in Turkey, people don't give enough importance to their native languages. They make their native languages like a mixture with foreign languages. For instance, in television some people say "bunun timingi iyi değildi" or "sen body language'ni iyi kullanamıyorsun". If people don't protect their native languages, some common languages will be dominant over other languages.
To summarize, we are now studying to establish the bridge between languages.Because linguistic diversity is richness. For exanple it is useful for economy. But we shouldn't forget our native language's rules, words, grammatical structures and their functions. Unfortunately, I see that weak languages will be weaker and forgotten in future because of people's approaches. We also shouldn't forget language is a life style and we should distinguish between using second language or third language in our daily lives and putting them instead of native language.

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Anonymous said...

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languagewas born whenthe human first came to the world and then it developed with the help of human.we can say that language is such a thing that anybody can't imagine a life without it.also,human language gradually evolved from the need for humans to communicate with each other.in most of the theories,language began with mimicking.human beings began to mimic the sounds of nature and used these sounds as referents for the sources of the sound.in divine theory,it says language is the power to name all things and we name all things in nature in the light of language.there are a lot of languages in the world and lots of people communicate with each other thanks to the language.like today,ı think language will be the same in future.ıt's importance won't change.maybe technology develops day day by day but this doesn't change this fact.namely,there can't be a society where anyone doesn't communicate with each other so it shows that we need language to continue our life today,tomorrow and in the future.

Anonymous said...

As language hasn't stayed the same and changed as time passed,it is difficult to guess the future of the language.I think the whole
world will
speak one common language in the far future.I do not know whether this
language
will be English or not but one thing I can guess today is that all
languages
will mix up as a result of Globalization and a common language will
appear.Actually,we should consider what futurists say about this.For instance,many linguists believe that after a few decades people won't understand today's English.And I trust that necessarily there will be changes in languages.03231050121

Anonymous said...

When we consider languages one by one, i agree with the predictions that languages will definitely undergo changes.While new concepts will be added, the ones that are too slow to keep up with technology (behind it, human imagination) and that we have consumed too fast will be neglected to the point that they will disappear.Obviously, developing to become "smaller", today's world need such differentiations in any field.
However, it seems to me that these changes will unfortunately result in the disabled thinking ability.Because the more people tend to think in the language of the power, the less languages will survive this popular culture. as claimed in the Direct Method, thinking in a different language enlargens the human thinking ability. What if most people think in similar languages?we may reach Chomsky's universal language in a different way or each language evolves into creoles.(See the number of the Eng, Fr, Arabic words in Turkish) no matter what we achieve, the variety of concepts and perceptions of the world will be limited to some languages despite a few attempts to pay attention to the languages spoken by fewer people every day.
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Anonymous said...

There is an undeniable reality of life: TECHNO-LOGY, it effects every second of life. I believe that although it helps progress in many fields, it deteriorates the communication. Language is affected badly within the fast-life-style. Language goes shorter to get along together. As we watch TV, we see how awful language is used. We ignore the main usage of language as a mean of communication recently.
Technology captured all our lives in a way that the more we progress, the less we lose our communication skill.
Recently we communicate in an abbreviated language. It lacks its previous ruless and beauty. Since people live in fast style, language is also shaped within this fast frame in order not to be outdated by the life.
We do not have the records of ancient time language because it was oral based. Today also the oral language is far beyond the written one but thanks (?) that the written language is also getting alike it. The sentences are going simpler and similar to colloquial language. The SMS and mail messages are concrete examples of the case. We write ‘hi, how r u, cu l8r’ and so on...

As long as the case continues, I do not expect that we will bequeath a language OR the things we bequeath will not be alanguage. Perhaps, it will be some version of a dialect or something else.
What the tragicomic situation is; we will not have to learn the grammar or pronunciation rules, just learn as it is.
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Anonymous said...

language's being a living presence is the sing of that language shows differences in each period of time. language shows deveopments or differences according to the advencement rate of societies or cultures people live.that is, as the language of 1000 years ego hasn't been spoken, the language of our day won't be spoken after 1000 years. for example:by technology, lots of new things are found and named. and when people begin to code these new findings and concept by using them in their daily life instead of the old concepts or names of things answered their needs, they will forget old names due to not using those things.
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I think the role and importance of language will change dramatically over the years. It will pass through two satages. In its first, language will gain importance due to the advances of civilizations.In its second stage,the technological devices will take place the role of the languages. However; this seems to come true in a very long period of time.

Anonymous said...

Language is much important for people to live.People are socials so they must live together and tell their needs via of a language.From prehistorical times language have been together with people and this shows that language will be together with people as soon as peole exist.Language is a living thing so it changes always according to time and situation.There is no language which has been same for years so we can thınk that language is living like us.Language is an important part of a culture and if the language changes ,the culture changes too.Today there are lots of English words in our language and our language changed much so ı can say that our culture will be like Europen in the future because our language is changing.
Always language is together with people and will be together in the future so people must understand the mportance of language.
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Anonymous said...

Unfortunatrly we have litttle, if any, solid evidence to indicate when language may have originated,why it mayt have developed in our particular species,and how it developed from its earlier stages. Linguistics claim that some theories: divine theory, the evolution theory and the social theory as we learned in the cours.
Language is alive just like humankind because it changes and devolopes and, some of the languages died, disappeared from the earth..A language has been effected by other cultures,great events, economic pover, tecno-logy, political events while its evolutionary process.For example, we have problem in understanding old Turkish.Same as this case, 100 years later our children will have problem in understanding our spoken language.
To dwell on tecnological effects on the language,tecnology have a great pesentage of effect on the language.First off all, progression of the tecnology make language gain new tecnic terms and nouns.(tv, ps,laptop,mp3,microphone,...)
Second, communication onthe net have also effets on the languafe. It makes language gain new acroniyms,especially instant messaging on computer.Now IM(İnstant messaging) has spread to other systems such as yahoo messanger,MSN messanger and Google Talk. For examle for such acroniyms which are in English:ROTFL(rolıng on the floor laughing,GWTL(get wih the lingo),BBL(be back later, JK(Just kidding), OMG( oh my God),YW( you are welcome)
Future of the anguage is not obvious.But it is obvious that all the languages will be changed seriously.Some of them may not understandible, some of them may be die.
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Anonymous said...

when looking these theories there is big gap between them. according to social, religious, ideal perspective they all go somewhere opposite directions. for ex: a muslim can not accept the evolution theory due to his religion. if someone will make a new research about this subject should touch all the human being. available theoris somehow some ideological, unfortunately. so human being is divided. owing to some reasons can not accept the ideas about language. ifn ı do a researcment or an arguement i will be care about this subjects. there should not be any inconvenience about ideas of the people. this can be my previous answer to what is language. the necessities of human being. in maslow's hierarcy of needs pyramids, language is among in first level which also contains food water sex etc.,i think. so the language is born by human being. no matter how it appeared people should avoid to make a chance to attract tha people around their ideas.3231050038

Anonymous said...

to me, language is an invention which human being found years and years ago like axe, case. but it is more complex, so os complex. so i yhink these theories are not enough to explain the source of the language. today there is anew concept like jargon. this an artificial language which developped by people communicating in a secretive way. that means people human being can develop a lnguage if s/he wants. so in these 3 theories people are all somehow passive. yyo-heave-ho theory or others are nall say that people found the language by coincidence. i do not agree. i think in future some clever men will appear and say people found the language like this this this they first do that vafter than this and finally they found the language. human being is the subject. he does makes or finds. and maybe one of this clever men can be me. but i need some more info that i will gain during my education.
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