The Politics of Language

  • Broken English

    Dialects and the Politics of Language in Renaissance Writings

    By Paula Blank

    The English language in the Renaissance was in many ways a collection of competing Englishes. Paula Blank investigates the representation of alternative vernaculars - the dialects of early modern English - in both linguistic and literary works of the period. Blank argues that Renaissance authors…

    Paperback – 2014-08-14
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  • The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World

    From Colonization to Globalization

    By Clare Mar-Molinero

    Spanish is now the third most widely spoken language in the world after English and Chinese. This book traces how and why Spanish has arrived at this position, examining its role in the diverse societies where it is spoken from Europe to the Americas. Providing a comprehensive survey of language…

    Paperback – 2000-05-24
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  • The Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922

    A Sourcebook

    By Tony Crowley, Dr Tony Crowley (S Editor)

    For almost a thousand years language has been an important and contentious issue in Ireland but above all it reflects the great themes of Irish history: colonial, invasion, native resistance, religious and cultural difference.Collected here for the first time are texts on language from the date of…

    Paperback – 1999-12-15
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  • English and the Discourses of Colonialism

    By Alastair Pennycook

    English and the Discourses of Colonialism opens with the British departure from Hong Kong marking the end of British colonialism. Yet Alastair Pennycook argues that this dramatic exit masks the crucial issue that the traces left by colonialism run deep.This challenging and provocative book looks…

    Paperback – 1998-09-16
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  • Linguistic Culture and Language Policy

    By Harold Schiffman

    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…

    Paperback – 1998-03-04
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  • Linguistic Ecology

    Language Change and Linguistic Imperialism in the Pacific Region

    By Peter Mühlhäusler

    In this book, the author examines the transformation of the Pacific language region under the impact of colonization, westernization and modernization. By focusing on the linguistic and socio-historical changes of the past 200 years, it aims to bring a new dimension to the study of Pacific…

    Hardback – 1996-01-03
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  • Language in History

    Theories and Texts

    By Dr Tony Crowley, Tony Crowley

    In Language in History, Tony Crowley provides the analytical tools for answering such questions. Using a radical re-reading of Saussure and Bahktin, he demonstrates, in four case studies, the ways in which language has been used to construct social and cultural identity in Britain and Ireland. For…

    Paperback – 1995-11-29
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