By Pierre Orelus

Language might be the most typical factor that surfaces in debates over institution reform, and performs a necessary position in nearly every little thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of convinced languages via cultural genocide by way of dominant eu colonizers and American neoconservative teams. those teams have traditionally imposed hegemonic languages, reminiscent of English and French, on colonized humans on the rate of the local languages of the latter. The book traces this kind of apartheid from the colonial period to the English-only circulate 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 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 lifestyles, studying procedure, identification, and the subjective and fabric stipulations of linguistically and traditionally marginalized teams, together with scholars.

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