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Language Wars and linguistic politics
     

Language Wars and linguistic politics

by Louis-Jean Calvet, Michel Petheram (Translator)
 

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Non-linguistic conflicts—economic, religious, territorial—are often projected on to language differences, and may be played out in the language policies of governments and other holders of power. Jean-Louis Calvet deals broadly, in a non-technical and introductory style, with this interaction of language issues and political process. He examines the

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Non-linguistic conflicts—economic, religious, territorial—are often projected on to language differences, and may be played out in the language policies of governments and other holders of power. Jean-Louis Calvet deals broadly, in a non-technical and introductory style, with this interaction of language issues and political process. He examines the fundamental problems arising from language contact, multilingualism, and the conflicts caused by inequalities symbolized in various patterns of language use.

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"Nontechnical and interesting, [Language Wars and Linguistic Politics] is addressed to nonspecialists and is recommended for all academic and public collections."—Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780198700210
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Sorbonne, Paris

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