The effect of language on personality Punjabi-English bilingual case study


  • Samina Sarwat, Fozia Ramzan, Naseer Ahmad Shahid, Ramzana Nawaz


self-perceptions, linguistic situation, bilingual, socioeconomic, redundancy


Language has an impact on people's worldviews and self-perceptions. One explanation for this is that language acts as a signal, causing users to adopt different cultural frames. It is known as Cultural Frame Shifting (CFS). The purpose of this article is to investigate the psychological effects of effectively learning and speaking a second language. According to the findings of this study, Punjabi is the mother tongue, whereas English is the foreign language studied. As per neurology research, bilinguals seem to use two distinct brain pathways for each language. There are various ideas and theories concerning how learning a second language affects the brain. This study focuses on the linguistic situation of Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan's second-largest Punjabi-speaking province, and the socio-economic challenges that threaten Punjabi survival in general. We investigate the attitudes and consequences of the move from Punjabi to other languages in Punjab as a result of concerns about status, modernity, and living circumstances. This study was a quantitative experiment in which data was collected using a questionnaire to gain a better understanding of the language. L1 has a better language for conveying feelings and sentiments, whereas L2 has a less effective language.