Language Ideologies

Language Ideologies : Practice and Theory

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"Language ideologies" refers to the representation, whether explicit or implicit, of the intersection of language and human beings in a social world. This collection of essays examines definitions and conceptions of language in a wide range of settings, focusing on how such defining activity organizes individuals, institutions, and the relationships between them. The contributors look at language and its role in such fundamental social institutions as religious ritual, child socialization, gender relations, the nation-state, schooling and the law, and in doing so, link language to larger issues of identity, aesthetics, morality, and epistemology. This will be the first collection of work in this rapidly growing more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195105621
  • 9780195105629
  • 1,113,531

About Bambi B. Schieffelin

Bambi B. Schieffelin is Professor of Anthropology at New York University. Kathryn A. Woolard teaches at the University of California at San Diego, where she is a Professor of Linguistics. Paul Kroskrity is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Los more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Language Ideology as a Field of Inquiry ; 2. Ideologies of Honorific Language ; 3. "Today there is no respect": Nostalgia, "respect," and oppositional discourse in Mexicano (Nahuatl) language ideology ; 4. Anger, gender language shift and the politics of Revelation in Papua New Guinean Village ; 5. Arizona Tewa Kiva speech as a manifestation of a dominant language ideology ; 6. The uses and utility of ideology: Some reflections ; 7. Linguistic ideology and praxis in US las school classrooms ; 8. Mediating unity and diversity: the production of language ideologies in Zambian broadcasting ; 9. The role of language in European nationalist ideologies ; 10. Language ideologies in institutions of power: A commentary ; 11. "You're a Liar-you're just like a woman!": Constructing dominant ideologies of language in Warao men's gossip ; 12. Our ideologies and theirs ; 13. Indonesian('s) development: On the state of a language of state ; 14. The "real" Haitian creole; Ideology, metalinguistics, and orthographic choice ; 15. Multiplicity and contention among language ideologies: A Commentshow more

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it offers a valuable discussion of the various definitions and uses of 'ideology' and is very instructive indeed. * Historiographia Linguistica, Volume XXVI, No 1/2 (1999) *show more

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