Language and Minority Rights Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Politics of Language

ISBN-10: 041596489X
ISBN-13: 9780415964890
Edition: 2008
Authors: Stephen May
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List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include language planning and policy; bilingualism, bilingual education and biliteracy; and the ethnography of communication. Stephen May is professor at the School of Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland. His interests include: language rights, bilingualism, bilingual-, indigenous-, and multicultural education.

Preface
Introduction
Language loss: a question of biology or power?
Nation-states, nationalism and nation-state congruence
Nationalism, ethnicity and language
Overview
Prospects for change
Notes
The denunciation of ethnicity
Academic denunciations of ethnicity
The academic rehabilitation of ethnicity?
Ethnicity and modernity
Ethnicity as primordial
Situational ethnicity
Instrumental ethnicity
Hybridity: the postmodernist politics of identity
Limits to the social construction of ethnicity
Finding common ground - ethnicity as habitus
Ethnies
Notes
Nationalism and its discontents
Linguistic nationalism
The will to nationhood
The modern nation
The modernists
Limits of the modernist account
Ethnicist approaches to nationalism
Dominant ethnies
The construction of sociological minorities
Notes
Liberal theory, multiculturalism and minority rights
The pluralist dilemma
Defending liberal democracy
Critiquing liberal democracy
Rethinking liberal democracy
Notes
Language, identity and minority rights
Language and identity
Identity in language
Language and culture
Language, culture and politics
Language decline: the death of Irish?
Language revival: flogging a dead horse?
Reevaluating language shift
Linguistic markets and symbolic violence
Vive la France: the construction of la langue legitime
Legitimating and institutionalising minority languages
Notes
Language, education and minority rights
Educating for the majority
Educating for the minority
Minority-group responses to language-education policies
Bridging the gap between policy and practice
Minority-language and education rights in international law
The crux of majority opinion
Notes
English hegemony and its critics: North American debates
Rule Britannia: English in the ascendant
'Doesn't anyone speak English around here?': the US 'English Only' movement
Contrasting Quebec
A question of (ethnolinguistic) democracy
Notes
Extending ethnolinguistic democracy in Europe
A multilingual European Union?
Catalonia: the quest for political and linguistic autonomy
Wales: the development of a bilingual state in a 'forgotten' nation
Notes
Indigenous rights: self-determination, language and education
Indigenous peoples, self-determination and international law
Indigenous peoples and national law
Indigenous language and education rights
Aotearoa/New Zealand: a tale of two ethnicities
Language, culture and education in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Relative autonomy and community control: Te Kohanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Maori
Notes
Minority languages and the nation-state
Addressing constructivism
Moving forward: from principles to practice
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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