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An overview of language rights issues and language conflicts with detailed examination of many cases past and present around the world.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: William D. Davies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2018-08-31
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107022096

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As the colonial hegemony of empire fades around the world, the role of language in ethnic conflict has become increasingly topical, as have issues concerning the right of speakers to choose and use their preferred language(s). Such rights are often asserted and defended in response to their being violated. The importance of understanding these events and issues, and their relationship to individual, ethnic, and national identity, is central to research and debate in a range of fields outside of, as well as within, linguistics. This book provides a clearly written introduction for linguists and non-specialists alike, presenting basic facts about the role of language in the formation of identity and the preservation of culture. It articulates and explores categories of conflict and language rights abuses through detailed presentation of illustrative case studies, and distills from these key cross-linguistic and cross-cultural generalizations.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: William D. Davies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2018-07-31
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781108655477

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Language Policy and Conflict Prevention analyses the components of a balanced language policy with a view to reducing conflict potential. It draws upon contributions from experts working for the OSCE HCNM, Council of Europe, UN as well as leading academics.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Iryna Ulasiuk
Publisher: BRILL
Release: 2018-04-19
File: 328 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789004357754

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This book presents a detailed survey of language attitudes, conflicts and policies over the period from 1830, when the French occupied Algeria, up to 2012, the year this country celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence. It traces the evolution of language planning policies and reactions to them in both the colonial and post-colonial eras.

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Genre: Education
Author: Mohamed Benrabah
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Release: 2013-05-16
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781847699657

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How can democratization, coupled with transnational integration, resolve conflicts over cultural difference in places that are marked by legacies of nationalist competition? This book explores that question through a comparative study of contestations over language use in the heart of the post-Communist region. Zsuzsa Csergo notes that newly independent governments looked to rejoin the West, in particular the European Union, while at the same time asserting control over the institutions they considered key to the reproduction of national cultures. These national projects resulted in renewed salience for minority language rights and a complicated politics triggering EU concerns about the treatment of regional/cultural minorities. Csergo's field research in Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia leads her to make a bold claim about the primacy of domestic politics in the construction of democratic solutions to the conundrum of nation building and minority rights. Talk of the Nation breaks new ground by focusing on both majority and minority political elites and parties in interethnic relations. Csergo challenges arguments about the overwhelming importance of international influence. Her book demonstrates that the role of domestic political actors in interethnic reconciliation is not merely that of compliance with international requirements or effectiveness in responding to external pressure--they are largely guided by the internal democratic process. --Valerie Bunce, Aaron Binenkorb Chair of International Studies and Chair of the Government Department, Cornell University

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Genre: History
Author: Zsuzsa Csergo
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release: 2007
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 080144537X

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Richard J. Joy
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release: 1972-01-01
File: 149 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780773595330

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The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict presents a range of linguistic approaches as a means for examining the nature of communication related to conflict. Divided into four sections, the Handbook critically examines text, interaction, languages and applications of linguistics in situations of conflict. Spanning 30 chapters by a variety of international scholars, this Handbook: includes real-life case studies of conflict and covers conflicts from a wide range of geographical locations at every scale of involvement (from the personal to the international), of every timespan (from the fleeting to the decades-long) and of varying levels of intensity (from the barely articulated to the overtly hostile) sets out the textual and interactional ways in which conflict is engendered and in which people and groups of people can be set against each other considers what linguistic research has brought, and can bring, to the universal aim of minimising the negative effects of outbreaks of conflict wherever and whenever they occur. The Routledge Handbook of Language in Conflict is an essential reference book for students and researchers of language and communication, linguistics, peace studies, international relations and conflict studies.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Matthew Evans
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-05-10
File: 592 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429603556

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Ernst H. Jahr
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release: 1993-01-01
File: 328 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783110886580

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The contribution of this collection of articles is to construct an updated picture of languages and language policy in and around Afghanistan, and give potential language learners a clearer picture of what kinds of resources exist, and what is still needed. The book was co-edited by Brian Spooner, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Harold Schiffman
Publisher: BRILL
Release: 2011-12-09
File: 372 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789004201453

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Important aspects of the history of language in the United States remain shrouded in myth and legend. The notion of "one nation, one language" is part of the idealized history of the United States, although in its short history it has probably been host to more bilingual people than any other country in the world. Language is more than a means of communication. It brings into play an entire range of experiences and attitudes toward life. Furthermore, language is a potent symbolic issue because it links power and political claims of ownership with psychological demands for group worth. How people belonging to different language and cultural communities live together in the same political community and how political and structural tensions arise to divide them along language lines, are questions addressed in The Politics of Language. This book analyzes the historical background and recent controversy over language in the United States and compares it to two official multilingual societies: Canada and Switzerland. It's accessibility as a survey of this topic makes it ideal for courses in linguistics, political science, and sociology.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Carol L. Schmid Professor of Sociology Guilford Technical Community College
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2001-04-03
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195350210

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