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- Sociolinguistics and Social Activism
- Language Policy and Linguistic Justice
- Linguistic Diversity and Development: The Language Question and Social Justice in Southern Africa
Understanding and addressing linguistic disadvantage must be a central facet of the social justice agenda of our time.
As globalization and migration produce societies of increasing linguistic diversity, much academic attention has focused on the implications of this diversity for the constitutional and political structures of the state. What has been largely absent from this academic discussion, however, is any systematic evaluation of how linguistic diversity relates to social justice. This book therefore fills a gap in the literature. It provides a general, accessible, and highly readable analysis of how language can provide a basis for unequal treatment, or injustice, in societies characterized by linguistic diversity.
Sociolinguistics and Social Activism
Language Policy and Linguistic Justice
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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Moyo Published Geography. Language is without doubt the most important factor in the learning process for the transfer of knowledge and skills is mediated through the spoken or written word. Ayo Bamgbose, Introduction The discussion is confined to South Africa.
Linguistic Diversity and Development: The Language Question and Social Justice in Southern Africa
There are two main purposes in writing this chapter: One is to show the significance of language in how social structures in a society are produced, maintained, and reinforced, demonstrating why we must avoid narrow definitions of language which underestimate its power and why it is essential to see language as social practice. The second purpose is to display how such a critical awareness of the role language plays helps us understand issues of social concern and create a platform to contribute to empowerment of people. The chapter will also emphasize the pedagogical implications of adopting a critical language awareness perspective for social justice in education. Whatever we do we do it with language. We use it constantly — whether we fight, talk, play games, or work in the office, language is there.
This chapter examines the history of social activism in sociolinguistics, with a particular focus on efforts in the United States. It exemplifies ways that the study of sociolinguistics is critical for increased social justice and social change, and demonstrates how sociolinguistic models might better reflect a social justice framework if they are co-constructed by linguists and the communities in which they learn and teach. At the heart of a linguistics-centered social justice framework is the most basic right of a speaker: the right to speak his or her language of choice at all times. Sociolinguistics has made great advances in helping to demonstrate the links between language use and social justice across racial and cultural groups. Keywords: sociolinguistics , US social activism , social justice , social change , language discrimination.
Summary: Understanding and addressing linguistic disadvantage must be a central facet of the social justice agenda of our time. This book explores the ways in which linguistic diversity mediates social justice in liberal democracies undergoing rapid change due to high levels of migration and economic globalization. Focusing on the linguistic dimensions of economic inequality, cultural domination and imparity of political participation, Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice employs a case-study approach to real-world instances of linguistic injustice. Linguistic diversity is a universal characteristic of human language but linguistic diversity is rarely neutral; rather it is accompanied by linguistic stratification and linguistic subordination. Domains critical to social justice include employment, education, and community participation. The book offers a detailed examination of the connection between linguistic diversity and inequality in these specific contexts within nation states that are organized as liberal democracies.
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