By Pierre Orelus
Language is likely to be the commonest factor that surfaces in debates over tuition reform, and performs an essential position in nearly every little thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of sure languages via cultural genocide by means of dominant eu 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 way of apartheid from the colonial period to the English-only stream within the usa, and proposes alternative routes to counter linguistic apartheid that minority teams and scholars have confronted in colleges and society at large.
Contributors to this quantity offer a old evaluation of how 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, 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