By Pierre Orelus
Language is likely to be the commonest factor that surfaces in debates over institution 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 via 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 faculties and society at large.
Contributors to this quantity supply a historic review of ways many languages classified 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 display the way in which and the level to which such activities have affected the cultural existence, studying procedure, identification, 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