Language Essays & Term Papers

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“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” —Alvin Toffler Introduction Constant innovation and rebuilding, the so-called “economic progress” and globalization all have led to the emergence of a projected 11 million unrecognized immigrants currently residing in the United States of America. These people have traversed physical and allegorical borders, and in the process, “unlawfully

The concept of performative language, conceived by J. L. Austin and further developed, among others, by Jonathan Culler, has been used with varied fortunes in the realms of philosophical linguistics and cultural studies. It survived the attacks of Jacques Derrida, who denied the distinction between ordinary language and performative language, because all language is performative. Judith Butler also notably brought the concept of performativity to bear on her critique of traditional gender ro