By Pierre Orelus
Language is likely to be the commonest factor that surfaces in debates over institution reform, and performs an essential function in almost every thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of convinced languages via cultural genocide through dominant eu colonizers and American neoconservative teams. those teams have traditionally imposed hegemonic languages, similar to English and French, on colonized humans on the cost of the local languages of the latter. The book traces this kind of apartheid from the colonial period to the English-only move within the usa, and proposes alternative routes to counter linguistic apartheid that minority teams and scholars have confronted in faculties and society at large.
Contributors to this quantity supply a historic review 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. extra, they reveal the best way and the level to which such activities have affected the cultural lifestyles, studying method, id, and the subjective and fabric stipulations of linguistically and traditionally marginalized teams, together with scholars.
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Affirming Language Diversity in Schools and Society: Beyond Linguistic Apartheid (Routledge Research in Education) by Pierre Orelus