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Linguistic Human Rights : Overcoming Linguistic Discrimination.

Author: Robert Phillipson; Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 1994.
Series: Contributions to the Sociology of Language CSL.
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Only a few hundred of the world's languages have any kind of official status, and it is only speakers of official languages (speakers of dominant majority languages) who enjoy all linguistic human rights. As many of the collected papers in this book document, most linguistic minorities are deprived of these rights. This volume describes what linguistic human rights are, who has and who does not have them and why and  Read more...
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Phillipson, Robert.
Linguistic Human Rights : Overcoming Linguistic Discrimination.
Berlin : De Gruyter, ©1994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Phillipson; Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
ISBN: 9783110866391 3110866390
OCLC Number: 843206154
Description: 1 online resource (484 pages).
Contents: Introduction; I THE SCOPE OF LINGUISTIC HUMAN RIGHTS; Section introduction; Combining immigrant and autochthonous language rights: a territorial approach to multilingualism François Grin; On the limits of ethnolinguistic democracy Joshua A. Fishman; Linguistic human rights and educational policy in Russia Alexei A. Leontiev; Linguistic human rights, past and present Tove Skutnabb-Kangas --
Robert Phillipson; Typology of language legislation Joseph-G. Turi; Personal names and human rights Björn H. Jernudd; II COUNTRY STUDIES: TOWARDS EMPOWERMENT; Section introduction. Language policy in the United States: a history of cultural genocide Eduardo Hernández-ChávezThe discourse of disinformation: the debate on bilingual education and language rights in the United States Jim Cummins; Beyond linguistic policy: the Soviet Union versus Estonia Mart Rannut; Māori language rights in New Zealand Tīmoti S. Kāretu; The Sámi Language Act Ole Henrik Magga; Australia's language policies and minority rights: a core value perspective J.J. Smolicz; Combating educational disadvantage among Lebanese Australian children John Gibbons --
William White --
Pauline Gibbons. III POST-COLONIAL DILEMMAS AND STRUGGLESSection introduction; Indigenous education in Latin America: policies and legal frameworks Rainer Enrique Hamel; Linguistic rights for Amerindian peoples in Latin America Rainer Enrique Hamel; "Minority" cultures and their communication rights Lachman M. Khubchandani; Kashmiri, a majority-minority language: an exploratory essay Makhan L. Tickoo; Language rights in postcolonial Africa Robert Phillipson --
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas; Killing a mother tongue --
how the Kurds are deprived of linguistic human rights Tove Skutnabb-Kangas --
Sertaç Bucak; Appendix. Extracts from selected UN and regional documents covering linguistic human rights, proposals for such and resolutions on language rightsConsolidated bibliography; Notes on contributors; Language index; Person index; Subject index.
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language CSL.

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Only a few hundred of the world's languages have any kind of official status, and it is only speakers of official languages (speakers of dominant majority languages) who enjoy all linguistic human rights. As many of the collected papers in this book document, most linguistic minorities are deprived of these rights. This volume describes what linguistic human rights are, who has and who does not have them and why and suggests which linguistic rights should be regarded as basic human rights. ""Linguistic Human Rights"" introduces an area that combines sociolinguistics, educational and minority c.

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