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Dangerous Multilingualism

Author : Jan Blommaert
ISBN : 9780230321410
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book presents studies that provide detailed and actual descriptions of endangering situations of multilingualism. Theoretically, it documents language-ideological processes of power and their effects on the real life-chances of multilingual subjects. In that sense, it provides addenda to existing scholarship on language endangerment, language policy and language rights. The empirical data in most studies comes from Finland, a country where a robust self-perception of monolingualism and cultural homogeneity obscures a number of hidden forms of problematic multilingualism. Two chapters extend the discussion to other North European contexts. The book captures these problems in terms of the tension between late-modern forms of social, cultural and linguistic diversity and responses to this diversity which range from modernist reactions emphasizing order, purity and normality, to pre-modernist responses which recycle the late 19th century national romantic notions of one language, one nation.

Minority Language Promotion Protection And Regulation

Author : C. Williams
ISBN : 9781137000842
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is an analysis of the promises and contradictions surrounding contemporary minority language policy. It draws on theoretical and real-world perspectives and interviews with key players within European institutions together with field work undertaken principally in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Basque Country, Catalonia and Canada.

Monolingualism And Linguistic Exhibitionism In Fiction

Author : Anjali Pandey
ISBN : 9781137340368
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How are linguistic wars for global prominence literarily and linguistically inscribed in literature? This book focuses on the increasing presence of cosmetic multilingualism in prize-winning fiction, making a case for an emerging transparent-turn in which momentary multilingualism works in the service of long-term monolingualism.

Language Policies In Finland And Sweden

Author : Mia Halonen
ISBN : 9781783092727
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this volume, authors from four disciplines join forces to develop an analysis of political discourse on a comparative and multidisciplinary basis. Language policy is often based on the political use of history, where the remembrance of past experiences by communities, individuals and historical bodies play a fundamental role. These authors see politics and policies as multi-sited by nature, taking place, being constructed, contested and reproduced simultaneously and in different times and places. Theoretically the book draws on the concept of language policy, operationalising it through the rhizomatic nature of politics and policies. Although confined empirically to considerations of situations in Finland and Sweden, the volume extends far beyond these locations in its theoretical contributions. The polities of Finland and Sweden are the lens through which a new and much needed understanding of language policy research, and policy research in general, is posited.

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