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The Resource Language is politics : exploring an ecological approach to language, Frank van Splunder

Language is politics : exploring an ecological approach to language, Frank van Splunder

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Language is politics : exploring an ecological approach to language
Title
Language is politics
Title remainder
exploring an ecological approach to language
Statement of responsibility
Frank van Splunder
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Language is Politics discusses power relations between languages in the world, with a particular focus on English. Even though English is the most widely spoken and the most powerful language worldwide, it is not the lingua franca it is often supposed to be. The basic tenet of this book is that languages do not exist in the natural world; they are artefacts made by humans. The book debunks some common myths about language and it suggests that we should be more modest in our assumptions, for instance concerning the linguistic uniqueness of our own species. The author argues in favour of an ecological or balanced approach to language. This approach sees humans and other animals as part of the larger ecosystems that life depends on. As in nature, diversity is crucial to the survival of languages. The current linguistic ecosystem is out of balance and this book shows that education can help to restore the balance and cope with the challenges of a multilingual and multicultural world. With an ecological approach to language and a focus on narratives, personal language histories, this will be key reading for researchers and academics as well as students of English language and linguistics"--
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Splunder, Frank van
Dewey number
306.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P40
LC item number
.S5966 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Language and culture
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Language and culture
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Ökosystem
  • Sprache
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Language is politics : exploring an ecological approach to language, Frank van Splunder
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1112426202
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780367365424
Lccn
2019036227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112426202
Label
Language is politics : exploring an ecological approach to language, Frank van Splunder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1112426202
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780367365424
Lccn
2019036227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112426202

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