Language Assimilation and Linguistic Diversity in India: Exploring the Role of Geography and Migration

Authors

  • Dr. R. VasanthanVasanthan,
  • Dr. S. Neelakandan Neelakandan,
  • Dr. R. Ravindran Ravindran,
  • Dr. P. Shanmuga Sundari Sundari

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59670/ml.v20i4.3192

Keywords:

Language Assimilation, Linguistic Diversity, Geography, Migration.

Abstract

Indian language assimilation, linguistic variety, geographical location, and population movement all have complex interrelationships with one another. The importance of investigating how these elements influence linguistic and cultural identities is explored. The investigation of language contact, linguistic variation, geographical context, and migratory patterns in India is crucial. The research highlights the role of geography in shaping language dynamics, as migration patterns impact linguistic assimilation in different regions of the country. It examines how migration to urban areas has contributed to the spread of English as a common language among diverse linguistic communities. A more accepting and peaceful society can be fostered by the application of this information in the form of policy, education, and social integration initiatives. Navigating a complex linguistic landscape, obtaining trustworthy data from diverse communities, and untangling the impact of geography and migration from multifaceted assimilation processes while maintaining cultural sensitivity are all obstacles to the study of language assimilation and linguistic diversity in India. The paper provides a complete method called Geo-Linguistic Computational Mapping Analysis (G-LCMA), which integrates spatial analysis, migration dynamics, and sociolinguistic aspects. The research intends to model potential scenarios of language absorption through computational simulation analysis. Policymakers and educators can benefit from this method since it provides information about the outcomes of linguistic encounters. There are repercussions for the future of language, culture, and social cohesion that stem from this study. This research helps India's linguistic landscape become more peaceful and welcoming by separating the intricate relationship between language, geography, and migration.

 

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Published

2023-07-26 — Updated on 2023-07-26

How to Cite

Dr. R. VasanthanVasanthan, Dr. S. Neelakandan Neelakandan, Dr. R. Ravindran Ravindran, & Dr. P. Shanmuga Sundari Sundari. (2023). Language Assimilation and Linguistic Diversity in India: Exploring the Role of Geography and Migration. Migration Letters, 20(4), 63–75. https://doi.org/10.59670/ml.v20i4.3192

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