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   Investigating Older Persons’ Perceptions of Ageist Language and Its Use: Focus on Sindh, Pakistan  
نویسنده David Maya Khemlani ,Ali Ameer ,Shah Sardar Ali
منبع International Journal Of Language Studies - 2022 - دوره : 16 - شماره : 4 - صفحه:157 -177
چکیده    Discrimination against older citizens in pakistan’s sindh province is a serious issue, and the provincial government of sindh is introducing laws and health care policies to protect these residents. before hastening to introduce such laws and policies, it is important to comprehensively investigate ageism. anti discrimination policies cannot be effective unless they seek to address the issue of ageist language used against older persons. therefore, in this research, we seek to explore how older persons perceive ageist language, how it is used against older citizens in sindh, how it affects older persons’ psychological well being, and how such language can be neutralised. we argue that ageist language is one of the main causes of discrimination against older citizens, and anti discrimination policies should criminalise and penalise such use of language. data collected through narrative inquiry from 30 older citizens have been qualitatively analysed using the concept of ‘ageist language’. participants were asked to narrate their stories focusing on the ageism they faced in the home and public domains. findings demonstrate that older persons negatively view ageist language, which, to a large extent, results in discrimination against older citizens in the home and public domains. ageism can be neutralised with age friendly language. it is suggested that health care and protection policies devised for older citizens should adopt a comprehensive counter strategy that must address the issue of ageist language.
کلیدواژه Ageism; Discrimination; Language; Pakistan; Older Citizens; Sindh
آدرس University Of Malaya, Malaysia, University Of Sindh, Pakistan, University Of Sindh, Pakistan
پست الکترونیکی sardar.shah@usindh.edu.pk

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