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The Social Politics of Language Choice and Linguistic Correctness

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.003.0003
The Social Politics of Language Choice and Linguistic Correctness

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This chapter is concerned with the question of the choices individuals make from among the ways of speaking available in their environment, with the focus on the political motivations and ramifications of their choices. It discusses the denial of heteroglossia; the role of education; linguistic imperialism; language rights; and the linguistic performance of minority identities.

Keywords: speaking; language; political motivations; heteroglossia; education; linguistic imperialism; language rights; linguistic performance; minority identities; language choice

Chapter.  10913 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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