Yiddish And Power

Author: D. Katz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137475757
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Yiddish and Power surveys the social, linguistic and intellectual history of the Yiddish language within the traditional civilisation of Jewish Ashkenaz in central, and then in eastern Europe, and its interaction with the surrounding non-Jewish culture. It explores the various ways in which Yiddish has empowered masses and served political agendas.

Discourse And Struggle In Minority Language Policy Formation

Author: J. Adrey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230583989
Size: 38.28 MB
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The author presents a new approach to the study of language policy, by focusing on language policy formation and implementation as a dynamic, conflict-laden process involving the interaction of various actors with different motivations and uneven bargaining powers, rather than as a product , examinable post hoc from existing language legislation.

Language And Education In Japan

Author: Y. Kanno
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230591582
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The first critical ethnography of bilingual education in Japan. Based on fieldwork at five different schools, this examines the role of schools in the unequal distribution of bilingualism as cultural capital. It argues that schooling gives children unequal access to bilingualism thus socializing them into different futures.

Minority Languages In The Linguistic Landscape

Author: Durk Gorter
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230272444
Size: 48.33 MB
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Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the "same old issues" of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

Welsh Writing Political Action And Incarceration

Author: Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137372273
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Welsh Writing, Political Action and Incarceration examines the prison literature of certain iconic Welsh authors whose political lives and creative writings are linked to ideas about Wales and the Welsh language, the nature of political activism, and the function of incarceration.

Language Rights

Author: V. Pupavac
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284048
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Exploring language rights politics in theoretical, historical and international context, this book brings together debates from law, sociolinguistics, international politics, and the history of ideas. The author argues that international language rights advocacy supports global governance of language and questions freedoms of speech and expression.

New Speakers Of Minority Languages

Author: Cassie Smith-Christmas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137575581
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This book represents the first collection specifically devoted to New Speaker Studies, focusing on language ideologies and practices of speakers in a variety of minority language communities. Over thirteen chapters, it uses the new speaker lens to investigate not only linguistic issues, such as language variation and change, phonetics, morphosyntax, language acquisition, code-switching, but also sociolinguistic issues, such as legitimacy, integration, and motivation in language learning and use. Besides covering a range of languages - Basque, Breton, Galician, Giernesiei, Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh - and their different sociolinguistic situations, the chapters also encompass a series of interactional settings: institutional settings, media and the home domain, as well as different contexts for becoming a new speaker of a minority language, such as by migration or through education. This collection represents an output by a lively network of researchers: it will appeal to postgraduate students, researchers and academics working in the field of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, language policy and those working within minority language communities.

Minority Languages Education And Communities In China

Author: Linda Tsung
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230551480
Size: 74.90 MB
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The book outlines the evolution and role of minority languages locally and nationally; it investigates current educational language policies in minority areas; and it assesses the social and economic outcomes of language change for communities in contemporary China.