The Kingdom’s vision 2030 is based on economic growth and development throughout the Kingdom, in all fields and disciplines, and when we say economic growth and economic development, we undoubtedly point to the cost and return, whether this cost and return directly or indirectly.
In view of the past 2021, we find the kingdom’s outstanding interest in the subject of Arabic, andtheprocess of stabilizing it in all scientific and practical aspects, and all public and private sectors.
Hence this question: Does interest in Arabic in the Kingdomhave anything to do with economic growth and development? . Does interest in Arabic in the Kingdom have anything to do with vision 2030?.
“If I want to sell you my goods, I have to speak yourlanguage, and if you want to sell me your goods, you have to speak German,”says former German ChancellorWilly Brandt,hencethis week’s article to point out the link between language and economic growth.
In a World Bank study of more than 60 countries, in addition to more than 60,000 different agencies, the World Bank found that the need for developing countries to achieve economic growth and development lies in raising the level of knowledge of all members of society, not in humanitarian economic aid or supplies, which is obtained only through the mother tongue of this society. The study also found that societies have a balance or a monetary wealth, and also have a balance or linguistic wealth, both currency and language, and take care of them and the order to regulate their instrument, and do not leave without control and follow-up from the State – this is one of the objectives of our government’s rational interest in Arabic – and the value of cash as well as the value of the language comes from the process of spreading its circulation, because neglecting the mother tongue of the country, carrying out activities and education otherwise has enormousnegative economic effects.
Hence the reference to the economic dimensionsof interest in the mother tongue, including but not limited towhat Dr. Noel said in his research aimed at studying the relationship between language and economics:
The similar financial and linguistic balance is not recent, but is considered to be inherent from ancient times. John Locke was interested in this, describing the words as “the common denominator of trade and communication,” which was indirectly referred to by scientists Lipentz, David Hume, Johan George Hamann and many others who, in studies of education economics and education, concluded that language is a tool such as money that facilitates the fulfilmentof individual choices and expands theirfield of action.
Economists therefore argued that language was an element of economic prosperity, and studies had shown that average per capita income was lower in multilingual countries than in countries with less. It is enough to note that many countries, such as Britain, have a per capita income ten of times higher than the Philippines, despite the convergence of the population in both countries due to the multilingualism of the Philippines.
Economists are therefore unanimous that language for the economy and the market is a central issue. This great importance arises from the fact that economic activity depends on communication to a very large extent, and that the fundamental elements of economic communication are linguistic.
After reviewing these studies and scientific references, the reader can answer the two questions mentioned in the introduction to this article: Does interest in Arabic in the Kingdom have anything to do with economic growthand development?
Badr Salem al, Badraniy
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