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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The "Partisanship" of Language

language.jpgLanguage is not a neutral system of signs and symbols. Language is always partisan to the values, perspectives and rules of of those that wield power. Using a language means bending to its power.

- Timoteo D. Gener, "Every Filipino Christian a Theologian: A Way of Advancing Local Theology for the 21st Century," in John Suk, ed., Doing Theology in the Philippines (Manila: OMF Literature, Inc., 2005), p. 17.

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