The Saudi Government’s Resistance to the Proactive Death of the Arabic Language (Published)
The power of English as a globalized language has always been a threat to the social identity, cultural beliefs, and native language of whatever community it enters. The literature has cited tremendous examples of nations whose heritage has ceased under the influence of contact with the English language. This situation has prompted governments to urgently respond and pass policy to combat the invasion. This research sheds light on the attempts taken by the Saudi Arabian government to shield the Arabic language from future replacement by the English language, which has started to become a social reality, especially among the young. Studies of real-life naturalistic data from the domains of commerce, sports, and education were undertaken using a descriptive discursive approach. The analysis shows that Saudi government has opted to employ the Arabic language instead of English, aiming to call for its supremacy and social generalization.
Keywords: English Language, Saudi Arabian government, commerce, education Arabic language, schooling., sports