By Pierre Orelus
Language may be the commonest factor that surfaces in debates over university reform, and performs an essential position in nearly every thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of definite languages via cultural genocide by means of dominant eu colonizers and American neoconservative teams. those teams have traditionally imposed hegemonic languages, akin to English and French, on colonized humans on the fee of the local languages of the latter. The book traces this manner 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 ancient assessment 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. additional, they show the way in which and the level to which such activities have affected the cultural lifestyles, studying method, identification, 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 by Pierre Orelus