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By Pierre Orelus

Language is likely to be the most typical factor that surfaces in debates over tuition reform, and performs an important position in almost every little thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of convinced languages via cultural genocide via dominant eu colonizers and American neoconservative teams. those teams have traditionally imposed hegemonic languages, resembling English and French, on colonized humans on the fee 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 faculties and society at large.

Contributors to this quantity supply a historic evaluate of ways many languages classified 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. extra, they exhibit the way in which and the level to which such activities have affected the cultural existence, studying technique, id, and the subjective and fabric stipulations of linguistically and traditionally marginalized teams, together with scholars.

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