The Politics of Language

The Politics of Language : Conflict, Identity, and Cultural Pluralism in Comparative Perspective

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This volume surveys and analyzes the historical background of recent controversies over language in the US, and compares the country to two official multilingual societies: Canada and Switzerland.;This book should be suitable for courses in linguistics, political science, and sociology. It is intended for undergraduate students and graduate students interested in the relationship between language and race, ethnic relations, and political sociology.show more

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  • Hardback | 228 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.3mm | 512.57g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous tables and figures
  • 0195137752
  • 9780195137750

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Schmid's book is an interesting read, full of detail and useful information. * Language and Intercultural Communication * Schmid's purpose, to provide a framework to make sense of language politics in the US, is competently achieved ... extensive use of existing research and an array of polling data ... Schmid delivers a timely and solid primer on a complex and increasingly divisive issue. * Canadian Journal of Political Science *show more

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