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By Susan Gal,Kathryn Woolard

ISBN-10: 1900650428

ISBN-13: 9781900650427

ISBN-10: 1900650436

ISBN-13: 9781900650434

The essays during this assortment research the general public building of languages, the linguistic development of publics, and the connection among those approaches. Cultural different types reminiscent of named languages, linguistic criteria and genres are the goods of professional wisdom in addition to of linguistic ideologies extra largely shared between audio system. Translation, grammars and dictionaries, the policing of correctness, folklore collections and linguistic academies are all a part of the paintings that produces not just languages but in addition social teams and spheres of motion equivalent to "the public". Such representational strategies are the subject of inquiry during this voume. they're explored as the most important features of strength, figuring one of the skill for constructing inequality, enforcing social hierarchy, and mobilizing political action.


Contributions to this quantity examine comparable questions: first, how various photos of linguistic phenomena achieve social credibility and political effect; and, secondly, the position of linguistic ideology and practices within the making of political authority. utilizing either ancient and ethnographic ways, they study empirical situations starting from small-scale societies to multi-ethnic empire, from nineteenth-century linguistic theories to modern mass media, and from Europe to Oceania to the Americas.


Contributors comprise Susan Gal, Kathryn Woolard, Judith Irvine, Richard Bauman, Michael Silverstein, Jane Hill, Joseph Errington, Bambi Schieffelin, Jacqueline Urla and Ben Lee.

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