Language Without Rights

The chapter suggests that the notion of language rights, rationalized as the protection of an inherited ethnic identity, is not well placed to accommodate the task of helping learners navigate a changing and unpredictable workplace.

Language Without Rights

Language Without Rights

Language without Rights is a book-length critique of the concept of language rights. Synthesizing insights from a variety of disciplines, including linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, sociology and political philosophy, Wee demonstrates how the appeal to language rights faces a number of conceptual and practical problems, particularly because the discourse of rights is fundamentally inconsistent with the socially variable nature of language. The book also explores an alternative that is more in tune with the complexities of language in social life by suggesting that issues involving language are better managed within a model of deliberative democracy.

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Language Without Rights
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Lionel Wee
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language without Rights is a book-length critique of the concept of language rights. Synthesizing insights from a variety of disciplines, including linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, sociology and political philosophy, Wee demonstrates how the appeal to language rights faces a number of conceptual and practical problems, particularly because the discourse of rights
Language without Rights
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Lionel Wee
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-10 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language without Rights is a book-length critique of the concept of language rights. Synthesizing insights from a variety of disciplines, including linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, sociology and political philosophy, Wee demonstrates how the appeal to language rights faces a number of conceptual and practical problems, particularly because the discourse of rights
Language Conflict and Language Rights
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: William D. Davies, Stanley Dubinsky
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

As the colonial hegemony of empire fades around the world, the role of language in ethnic conflict has become increasingly topical, as have issues concerning the right of speakers to choose and use their preferred language(s). Such rights are often asserted and defended in response to their being violated. The
Language Rights in a Changing China
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Alexandra Grey
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-10 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

China has had constitutional minority language rights for decades, but what do they mean today? Answering with nuance and empirical detail, this book examines the rights through a sociolinguistic study of Zhuang, the language of China’s largest minority group. The analysis traces language policy from the Constitution to local government
Language-related Conflicts in Multinational and Multiethnic Settings
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Barbora Moormann-Kimáková
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-18 - Publisher: Springer

In this book, Barbora Moormann-Kimáková analyses the possibility of finding an optimal language regime in multinational and multiethnic countries – either by defining the contents of an optimal language regime, or with the help of a criterion enabling to evaluate whether a language regime is optimal or not. The process

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