Language Rights and Political Theory / Edition 1

Language Rights and Political Theory / Edition 1

by Will Kymlicka
     
 

This volume provides the reader with an up-to-date overview of the emerging debates over the role of language rights and linguistic diversity within political theory. It brings together many of the leading political theorists who work in the field, together with some of the most important social scientists, with the aim of exploring how political theorists can

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This volume provides the reader with an up-to-date overview of the emerging debates over the role of language rights and linguistic diversity within political theory. It brings together many of the leading political theorists who work in the field, together with some of the most important social scientists, with the aim of exploring how political theorists can conceptualize issues of language rights and contribute to public debates on language policy. The thirteen essays in this volume highlight both the empirical constraints and normative complexities of language policy, and identify the important challenges and opportunities that linguistic diversity raises for contemporary political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199262915
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/07/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
1Introduction: Language Rights and Political Theory: Context, Issues, and Approaches1
2Language Rights: Exploring the Competing Rationales52
3A Liberal Democratic Approach to Language Justice80
4Accommodation Rights for Hispanics in the United States105
5Misconceiving Minority Language Rights: Implications for Liberal Political Theory123
6Linguistic Justice153
7Diversity as Paradigm, Analytical Device, and Policy Goal169
8Global Linguistic Diversity, Public Goods, and the Principle of Fairness189
9Language Death and Liberal Politics210
10Language Rights, Literacy, and the Modern State230
11The Antinomy of Language Policy250
12Beyond Personality: The Territorial and Personal Principles of Language Policy Reconsidered271
13What Kind of Bilingualism?296
References322
Index340

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