By Pierre Orelus

ISBN-10: 0415824826

ISBN-13: 9780415824828

Language is likely to be the most typical factor that surfaces in debates over university reform, and performs an essential position in almost every thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of sure languages via cultural genocide through dominant ecu colonizers and American neoconservative teams. those teams have traditionally imposed hegemonic languages, equivalent 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 supply a ancient evaluate of how many languages categorised 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 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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