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  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

A reciprocal relationship exists between language and identity. Language and how people use language change as people adapt to new environments and interact in these new settings. In considering setting and identity, one's identity, in part, depends on current life status, interactions with others, and physical location or setting.

Setting is multifaceted, for it reflects region, social interaction, occupation, and even the arts. Setting is more than location; it encompasses a complex environment surrounding people. It includes language use, interactions with others, and historical and cultural ...

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