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Linguistic Culture and Language Policy

By Harold Schiffman

© 1996 – Routledge

364 pages

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By looking closely at the multilingual democracies of India, France and the USA, Harold F. Schiffman examines how language policy is primarily a social construct based on belief systems, attitudes and myths.

Linguistic Culture and Language Policy exposes language policy as culture-specific, helping us to understand why language policies evolve the way they do; why they work, or not; and how people's lives are affected by them. These issues will be of specific interest to linguists specialising in multilingual/multicultural societies, bilingual educationalists, curriculum planners and teachers.

About the Author

Harold F. Schiffman is Professor of South Asian Regional Studies and Luce Professor of Language Learning at the University of Pennsylvania

About the Series

The Politics of Language

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