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Linguistic Culture and Language Policy
     

Linguistic Culture and Language Policy

by Harold Schiffman
 

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By looking closely at the multilingual democracies of India, France and the USA, Harold F. Schiffman examines how language policy is primarily a social construct based on belief systems, attitudes and myths.
Linguistic Culture and Language Policy exposes language policy as culture-specific, helping us to understand why language policies evolve the way they

Overview

By looking closely at the multilingual democracies of India, France and the USA, Harold F. Schiffman examines how language policy is primarily a social construct based on belief systems, attitudes and myths.
Linguistic Culture and Language Policy exposes language policy as culture-specific, helping us to understand why language policies evolve the way they do; why they work, or not; and how people's lives are affected by them. These issues will be of specific interest to linguists specialising in multilingual/multicultural societies, bilingual educationalists, curriculum planners and teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134670000
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Series:
Politics of Language
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Harold F. Schiffman is Professor of South Asian Regional Studies and Luce Professor of Language Learning at the University of Pennsylvania

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