Language, Memory, and Postmodernism

Language establishes the ethnicity of heritage bearers in any civilization. Since it represents ethical, emotional, and mythical concepts and memories, it is an essential aspect of nation-building and the bearer of each country’s invisible legacy. It is not easy to preserve, explore, and expand civilization without first understanding the country’s linguistic code, the function of speech as a mode of communication of civilization, and the methods of its genesis (Dzvinchuk & Ozminska, 2018). Language is a nonlinear entity, with pieces that are always in operation, changing, and evolving. Its development and enhancement is an ongoing process. At the very same time, it demonstrates reliability and integrity. Circumstances and cultural engagement could have a good impact on the language, enhancing it. This power is not always controlled. It is possible to do so to bring down nationhood.

Memory aids in the resetting of the language’s traditional concept map at the moment. Historical knowledge may help a society remember how to utilize language while interacting with another nation. The employment of memories by two countries may foster intimate connections without intimidating the other. The language is not just one of the tools for classification and contextualization, but rather as a technique of erudite understanding of reality in the broad sense (Dzvinchuk & Ozminska, 2018). Language should be eliminated under the strategy of forced integration because it is a fundamental foundation of culture, a tool of cognitive organizing the universe, a way of establishing an ethnic vision of the world, and enhancing intercultural contact.


Postmodernism originated as a political theory and literature focused on the qualities of written works, interpretation, and readership. It focuses on the importance of language. Concerns about language immediately pushed postmodernists to address human behavior, describing what makes us human. Postmodernism, as a concept, asserts that language is a home when referring to humans—language in addition to spoken discourse speech in this context. Language, as per postmodernism, is what distinguishes us as humans. Communication is the only thing that differentiates humans from beasts. Language contains all that makes us human. Cognition, thought and conduct is all predicated on speech but have no other basis.

Postmodernism emerged throughout Europe following World War II. Through the 1980s, it had established itself as one of the popular paradigms for academia in the arts and a significant effect in the human sciences. In American intellectual circles, it has superseded Marxism as a cultural genius. The physical sciences mainly dismiss it. Postmodernism is usually dismissed by scientists who pay close attention to it as an intellectual fake. After 1933, its primary origins are the publications and class teachings of Martin Heidegger. Postmodernism has emerged as the primary conceptual instrument for moral relativism in the West since World War II (Kien, 2021).

Postmodernism was developed as a theory by philosophers familiar with and disagreed with the philosophical, psychological, and cultural lineages that came before them. Postmodernism is opposed to Christianity, science, and any ideologies that prioritize science as a knowledge base. According to Christianity, humanity and the human experience come before the gift of speech. According to natural science, human nature originates, is biological, and it is the result of Darwinian evolutionary theory (Kien, 2021). According to positive ideologies, science is the sole viable investigative process for finding absolute reality. Postmodernism rejects the reality of facts in whatever meaning the previous phrase would apply to.


Dzvinchuk, D. I., & Ozminska, I. D. (2018). Nation as a reflection of history, memory, language and culture. Гуманітарний Вісник Запорізької Державної Інженерної Академії, 74, 13–27.

Kien, G. (2021). Postmodernism trumps all: The world without facts. Qualitative Inquiry, 27(3–4), 374–380.