Overview: How politics permeates language (and vice versa)

John E. Joseph

in Language and Politics

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624522
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671458 | DOI:
Overview: How politics permeates language (and vice versa)

Show Summary Details


This chapter introduces real examples of the problems and tensions that make language and politics a central concern of applied linguistics. It discusses the politics of different ways of speaking; the politics of talking to others; the politics of what ‘the language’ is; the politics of which language to speak; the politics of policing the language; language, thought, and politicians; and language and choice.

Keywords: language; politics; applied linguistics; speaking; thought; politicians; choice

Chapter.  10702 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.