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Journal: International Journal of Language Academy (IJLA) (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 129-134

Keywords : Culture; cultural aidiyet; cultural characteristics; relative culture; relative language; postmodern literature.;

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Culture and cultural identity can be defined within geographical borders and beyond geographical borders. Cultural belongining stem from histories of the community and the factors that make up the structure of the societies. Therefore, within western and eastern culture “nation, race, democracy, republic, multi culturalism” concepts were perceived and assessed differently. Altough the concept of integration in terms of Turks living in Germany is accepted by the community, with the relative language used by politicians the concepts of “Integration”and “Assimilation” did not identified with each other and no solutions with regard to adaptation to the later developed concepts of “ guest worker (Gastarbeiter), Germaner, Turkish Deutch (Türkendeutsch)” was brought. Relative language stems from the difference between said and meant and the idea of differentiating people/masses by drawing them to different directions. Therefore, in relative language synthetical prosositions are not allowed and characteristics-that do not actually exist- of the ideas and behaviors of the speaker are determined. At this point, the power of the speaker rather than the power of language is revealed. People who communicate are to determine the link between real and unreal by using linguistic strategy. This thinking style in postmodern literaturet has been discussed from various aspects. Thanks differentiated cultural elements discussed in postmodern literature, metaphysical values that makes up the sources of life are not made (or made) unfruitful. In postmodern literature human beings have “self-centered” positioning and demolished reality by making çığırtkanlığı of reality. Human beings who sieze themselves with a materialist phonemenon are linked to materials via relative language and in this way create a cosmoplite and ucube language culture. The focus point of this paper will be: What is relative langauge and culture? How do/should we understand it?

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