Discourses of Endangerment

Discourses of Endangerment

Ideology and Interest in the Defence of Languages

eBook - 2008
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Current academic discussions and public debates about language frequently focus on the importance of defending languages against various kinds of dangers. Many of these current debates attach great importance to linguistic diversity. The debates focus on defending institutionalized languages against multilingualism, or conversely defending minority languages against the incursion of larger ones, especially the spread of English. In both cases, languages are constructed as autonomous wholes, held to need defending against attack. This book challenges such a view of language, to argue that the d.
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2008
ISBN: 9781847063229
1847063225
9781441111173
1441111174
9781283271493
1283271494
0826487459
9780826487452
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 290 pages)
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Additional Contributors: DuchĂȘne, Alexandre
Heller, Monica

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