By Pierre Orelus
Language might be the most typical factor that surfaces in debates over institution reform, and performs a necessary position in almost every little thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of sure languages via cultural genocide via dominant ecu colonizers and American neoconservative teams. those teams have traditionally imposed hegemonic languages, corresponding to 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 stream 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 ancient assessment 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. additional, they show the best way and the level to which such activities have affected the cultural lifestyles, studying strategy, id, 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