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Professor of Sociology Carol L Schmid

Professor of Sociology Carol L Schmid The Politics of Language : Conflict, Identity, and Cultural Pluralism in Comparative Perspective (Hardcover)

Professor of Sociology Carol L Schmid The Politics of Language : Conflict, Identity, and Cultural Pluralism in Comparative Perspective (Hardcover)

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Important aspects of the history of language in the United States remain shrouded in myth and legend. The notion of one nation, one language is part of the idealized history of the United States, although in its short history it has probably been host to more bilingual people than any other country in the world. Language is more than a means of communication. It brings into play an entire range of experiences and attitudes toward life. Furthermore, language is a potent symbolic issue because it links power and political claims of ownership with psychological demands for group worth. How people belonging to different language and cultural communities live together in the same political community and how political and structural tensions arise to divide them along language lines, are questions addressed in The Politics of Language. This book analyzes the historical background and recent controversy over language in the United States and compares it to two official
multilingual societies: Canada and Switzerland. It's accessibility as a survey of this topic makes it ideal for courses in linguistics, political science, and sociology.
• Author: Carol L Schmid • ISBN:9780195137750 • Format:Hardcover • Publication Date:2001-05-03

Specifications

Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press, USA

Book Format

Hardcover

Original Languages

ENG

Number of Pages

232

Author

Carol L Schmid

Title

The Politics of Language

ISBN-13

9780195137750

Publication Date

May, 2001

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

9.00 x 6.00 x 0.69 Inches

ISBN-10

0195137752

SKU: WA53325409

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