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The Concept of Identity as a Product of Language Identity is a vast idea that is composed of many facets To some identity is something caused by biological processes in growing older To others it is produced by the social environment of the individual This second idea is what we are going to explore in this paper The theme of identity consumes many social theorists and authors of social papers This identity is due or perhaps caused by many interacting processes of society These processes vary from author to author but there are key points that one can use to link these thoughts together Language is among the most common and links nearly every individual from the past to today Many other theorists believe that identity is based on guidelines set up by our developing selves Sigmund Freud believed that an adult is created by the sum memories of a child and the social circumstances in his or her past These memories are caused by interactions with others mostly via spoken word or written word Freuds theory involved three parts or characteristics of human identity The Id is the oldest part containing all the innate characteristics of the individual The second part the Ego is something quite different Under the influence of the real external world around us one portion of the id has undergone a special development From what was originally a cortical layer equipped with the organs for receiving stimuli and with arrangements for acting as a protective shield against stimuli a special organization has arisen which henceforward acts as an intermediary between the id and the external world To this region of our mind we have given the name of ego Freud 127 The third and final part the Super Ego is a mediator between the id and ego Even these aspects of human identity seem to have a language communicating and negotiating with each other Ferdinand de Saussure was a
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