The Impact of the Kurdish Language on the Components of Nation Building and the Impact of the Components of the Nation Building on the Kurdish language

  • Sangar Othman Ibrahim College of Languages- English Department / Salahaddin University
  • Ali Mahmood Jukil Department of English - College of Basic Education / Salahaddin University-Erbil
  • Gulbahar Beckett Department of English / Iowa State University-USA
Keywords: Components of the nation building, the impact of the Kurdish language on media, religion, economy, military and education

Abstract

This paper is entitled ‘‘The Impact of the Kurdish Language on the Components of Nation Building and the Impact of the Components of the Nation Building on the Kurdish Language’’. This study aims to explain how much the Kurdish language has an impact on the components of the nation building and how much the components of the nation building have an impact on the Kurdish language. A questionnaire has been used to get new data so as to know how much the Kurdish language has an impact on the components of the nation building and how much the components of the nation building have an impact on the Kurdish language. Moreover, senior students, in the English, Kurdish, Arabic, Political Science, Economics, Media and Religion departments at the University of Salahaddin, have participated in the questionnaire. The researcher has used quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyze the obtained data. The findings of the current research show that the Kurdish language, like other languages, has enough impact on the components of the nation building and the components of the nation building have an impact on the Kurdish language by introducing a lot of economic, religious, military and foreign words to the Kurdish language. However, those Kurds, who use different Kurdish dialects for communication, face some problems when they speak to each other because they face misunderstanding when they speak and there is not enough mutual intelligibility among all different dialects in the Kurdish language.

References

Ahmad, M. M. A. 2012. Iraqi Kurdistan and Nation-Building. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Alyawayee, M. 2003. Zhiyani Faqeyati la Kurdistan da la Sadai 13 w 14 i Kochida (The Life of Clergy Students in Kurdistan in 13th and 14th Centuries of Hijri). Slemani.
Dizayee, A., M. 2009. The effect of power among speakers. Erbil: Salahaddin University.
Dizayee, A., M. and Slivanayee, Sh., S., A. 2013. Political language. Hawler: General Library Directorate.
Fuad, K. 1990. ‘On the origins, development and state of the Kurdish language’, in Fuad, K., et al. (eds), Year book of the Kurdish Academy, Ratingen.
Hasanpoor, J., 1999. ‘A Study of European, Persian, and Arabic Loans in Standard Sorani’, PhD dissertation, Uppsala University: Sweden.
Hussain, A. 2006. The Kurdish language and education. Zanko nwé (New University) Journal, 20, pp. 1-23.
Ibrahim, A. 2018. Media language. Erbil: Salahaddin University Press.
Jukil, A.M. 2004. ‘The process of Standardization with Reference to English and Kurdish Languages’. PhD Dissertation Salahaddin University. Hawler.
Karim, R., I. 2017. ‘The superiority of language in the viewpoint of sociolinguistics’. MA thesis. Salahaddin University: Erbil.
language’, in Fuad, K., et al. (eds), Year book of the Kurdish Academy, Ratingen.
Mardukh, A. 1995. Witûwêj le gel ‘Ebdula Merdûx: Kurd û erkî mêjû’, (Kurds and the duty of the history). Interviewed by Ehmedzade, H, in Gzing, No. 9, pp. 39-46.
Mcquail, D. 1994. Mass communication theory: an introduction. (3rd ed). London: Sage.
Muhammad, R. 2008. The alphabetical of the standard language: the progression of the Kurdish language in the view of the history. Tishk: Chwra-Chra Press.
Mukriani, K. 2002. Zarî Kurmancî. Hawler: Mukriani Press.
Nabaz, J. 1976. Beraw Zimani Yekgirtuy Kurdi (Towards a Unified Kurdish Language). Bamberg: Germany.
Natali, D. 2005. The Kurds and the State. Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East). New York: Syracuse University Press.
Nawkhosh, S. 2007. The Religion and Linguistics. Hawler: Minara Publication Centre.
Nawkhosh, S. 2013. Ziman w Aidolozhi (Language and Ideology). Hawler. The General Directorate of Public Libraries.
Nebez, J. 1993. The Kurdish Language from Oral Tradition to Written Language. London: Western Kurdistan Association.
Riemer, A., K. 2005. The concepts of state building, nation building and society building. Institute for Strategy and Security Policy, Defence Academy, 4, (3), pp. 367–379.
Surkhi, R. 2013. Critical Discourse of the Kurdish Newspapers from 1918-1932. Hawler: Haji Hashim Press.
Tofiq, K., F. 2007. Asayeeshi Natawayee w PlaniZiman (Terwaninek) (National Security and Language Planning (An Overview). Halwer: Aras Publication Centre.
Tony, Ph. 2014. The Kurdish nation. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Webb, N., M., Shavelson, R., J, and Haertal, E., H. 2006. Reliability Coefficients and Generalizability Theory. Handbook of Statistics, 26, pp. 1-44.
Yasar, S. and Cogenli, A., G. 2013. Determining Validity and Reliability of Data Gathering Instruments Used By Program Evaluation Studies in Turkey. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 131 (20), pp. 504-509.
Published
2020-11-11
How to Cite
1.
Ibrahim S, Jukil A, Beckett G. The Impact of the Kurdish Language on the Components of Nation Building and the Impact of the Components of the Nation Building on the Kurdish language. JAHS [Internet]. 11Nov.2020 [cited 28Nov.2020];24(4):258 -272. Available from: http://zancojournals.su.edu.krd/index.php/JAHS/article/view/3621
Section
Articles