How does social use of upper-class language create a certain kind of discrimination against lower social castes in Punjabi village?
BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Dr. Abdul Haque Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences
Dr. Badal Khan Sabir
SSLA Culminating Experience
This research aims to look at how Punjabi Language itself is used as a tool of discrimination towards some of the lower socio-economic groups in the Punjabi society, particularly the Mirasis and Choohras. This research aims to understand and uncover this discrimination against these two groups. The research is divided into two parts; The first part focuses on the use of particular words, phrases and the notions that exist in Punjabi which enable this discrimination. The second part focuses on Politeness strategies and the role of language in regulating power in the modern society. This research aims to focus on Language and not the behaviour and violence when discussing the discrimination in Punjabi society.
Masood, S. (2022). How does social use of upper-class language create a certain kind of discrimination against lower social castes in Punjabi village? (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/151
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