Conclusion: Negotiations, Dialogues, Power, and Language

Daniel Lefkowitz

in Words and Stones

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195121902
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788347 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics

 Conclusion: Negotiations, Dialogues, Power, and Language

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This chapter argues that understanding the linguistic negotiations of identity in Israel hold general relevance for a number of linguistic, sociolinguistic, and anthropological issues. The focus on the use of Hebrew by Palestinian Israelis illuminates the neglected topic of socially meaningful variation in bilingual contexts of language learning. The negotiation of identity in Israel as a three-way struggle, the metaphor of negotiation, and the processes of hegemony are discussed.

Keywords: Israel; negotiation; identity; language; international relations; hegemony; learning; linguistics

Chapter.  5161 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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