Linguistic Culture and Language Policy

Linguistic Culture and Language Policy

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By looking closely at the multilingual democracies of India, France and the USA, Harold F. Schiffman examines how language policy is primarily a social construct based on belief systems, attitudes and myths.
Linguistic Culture and Language Policy exposes language policy as culture-specific, helping us to understand why language policies evolve the way they do; why they work, or not; and how people's lives are affected by them. These issues will be of specific interest to linguists specialising in multilingual/multicultural societies, bilingual educationalists, curriculum planners and teachers.

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Looks at the primacy of linguistic culture as the locus of language policy, investigating language policy in France, India, and the US to see how their policies are grounded in linguistic culture. Examines typologies of language policy; the workings of religion and myth in the development of language policy; and specific policies regarding the Indian state of Tamilnadu, the French Alsace region, and the state of California's policies toward linguistic minorities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996
ISBN: 9780203273487
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 351 pages) : illustrations


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