Linguistic Terrorism and Its Effects on Human Society: An Analytical Study

  • Tajudeen Yusuf Kwara State University
Keywords: Coexistence, Language, Peace, Society, Terrorism

Abstract

This paper presents an analytical study of a selected political/religious text from an Arab Newspaper (Arab Times of May 2007). It aims at addressing the role of language communication on human relationships especially to consolidate and enhance peaceful coexistence. The study employs interdisciplinary theories consist of systems analysis theory, pragmatic theory and communication theory and then applies them on some aggressive linguistic elements found in the selected text; some words that may affect peaceful coexistence and effective relationships among the individuals in human communities regardless of their believes, races and social classes are pinpointed and addressed .It has become apparent that the continued exploitation of Religion in nowadays by many politician Politics has become a tool of gaining their political desires. Peace is very important in order to avoid unnecessary conflicts that might hinder progress or even result in the loss of life. Efforts have been made by many organisations devoted to fostering peace within the domestic and global spheres. For example, organizations such as the Peace Corps emphasise the importance of understanding others in order to enrich life within the global community. However, the roles of language in consolidating peaceful coexistence in human societies can never be underestimated or underrated. Indeed, throughout history, many have reflected on the importance of language for it shapes thoughts and emotions, determining one’s perception of reality; it is also the light of the mind.

Published
2018-08-07
How to Cite
Yusuf, Tajudeen. 2018. “Linguistic Terrorism and Its Effects on Human Society: An Analytical Study”. Kwasu Journal of Humanities 1 (1), 147–160. http://journals.kwasu.edu.ng/index.php/humanities/article/view/145.
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