By Pierre Orelus

ISBN-10: 0415824826

ISBN-13: 9780415824828

Language could be the commonest factor that surfaces in debates over college reform, and performs a necessary position in nearly every thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of convinced languages via cultural genocide through dominant ecu colonizers and American neoconservative teams. those teams have traditionally imposed hegemonic languages, equivalent 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 move within the usa, and proposes alternative routes to counter linguistic apartheid that minority teams and scholars have confronted in faculties and society at large.

Contributors to this quantity supply a historic evaluate of ways many languages categorized 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 show the best way and the level to which such activities have affected the cultural lifestyles, studying technique, id, and the subjective and fabric stipulations of linguistically and traditionally marginalized teams, together with scholars.

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