New PDF release: Affirming Language Diversity in Schools and Society: Beyond

By Pierre Orelus

ISBN-10: 0415824826

ISBN-13: 9780415824828

Language may be the commonest factor that surfaces in debates over college reform, and performs a necessary function in nearly every thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of yes languages via cultural genocide by means of dominant eu colonizers and American neoconservative teams. those teams have traditionally imposed hegemonic languages, akin to English and French, on colonized humans on the price of the local languages of the latter. The book traces this type of apartheid from the colonial period to the English-only move within the usa, and proposes other ways to counter linguistic apartheid that minority teams and scholars have confronted in colleges and society at large.

Contributors to this quantity offer a old evaluation of how many languages categorized as inferior, minority, or just savage were attacked and driven to the margins, discriminating opposed to and trying to silence the voice of these who spoke and proceed to talk those languages. additional, they show the best way and the level to which such activities have affected the cultural lifestyles, studying approach, id, and the subjective and fabric stipulations of linguistically and traditionally marginalized teams, together with scholars.

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