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Language and minority rights : ethnicity, nationalism and the politics of language

Author: Stephen May
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
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"In this book, Stephen May argues for a non-essentialist understanding of language rights, while at the same time outlining why language rights, particularly for minority groups, are defensible and important, both academically and politically. May argues that the causes of many of the language-based conflicts in the world today lie with the nation-state and its preoccupation with establishing a 'common' language and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
May, Stephen, 1962-
Language and minority rights.
New York : Routledge, 2008
(OCoLC)608165457
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen May
ISBN: 9780415964890 041596489X 9781410617668 1410617661
OCLC Number: 152559584
Description: xv, 384 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The denunciation of ethnicity --
Nationalism and its discontents --
Liberal theory, multiculturalism and minority rights --
Language, identity and minority rights --
Language, education and minority rights --
English hegemony and its critics: North American debates --
Extending ethnolinguistic democracy in Europe --
Indigenous rights: self determination, language and education --
Minority languages and the nation-state.
Responsibility: Stephen May.

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Presents an analysis of issues related to linguistic pluralism. This book argues for a non-essentialist understanding of language rights and at the same time outlines why language rights,  Read more...
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"This is a very important book and should be required reading for students, scholars, policy makers and others interested in linguistic pluralism." -- CHOICE, September 2008, Vol. 46 No. 01

 
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