Language, Power and Identity Politics

Máiréad Nic Craith (Editor)

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    Abstract

    Dominance, identity and resistance are key themes in this volume in which contributors examine language in global, virtual and local settings. Power is highly contextual and the chapters focus on concepts such as world languages, linguistic rights and minority protection. Migrants and their vernaculars feature prominently and several case studies explore the social strategies employed by speakers on non-indigenous tongues. Religion and belief are key underlying themes in the final chapters, which analyze the misunderstandings that can occur in sensitive political contexts.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages272
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4039-8818-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • Language
    • Power
    • Conflict
    • Europe
    • Globalisation
    • Planning

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