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By Pierre Orelus

Language might be the commonest factor that surfaces in debates over college reform, and performs an essential position in nearly every thing we're concerned. This edited quantity explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of yes languages via cultural genocide through dominant eu colonizers and American neoconservative teams. those teams have traditionally imposed hegemonic languages, corresponding to English and French, on colonized humans on the price of the local languages of the latter. The book traces this kind of apartheid from the colonial period to the English-only circulation within the usa, and proposes alternative routes to counter linguistic apartheid that minority teams and scholars have confronted in faculties and society at large.

Contributors to this quantity supply a historic review of how many languages categorized as inferior, minority, or just savage were attacked and driven to the margins, discriminating opposed to and trying to silence the voice of these who spoke and proceed to talk those languages. extra, they exhibit the best way and the level to which such activities have affected the cultural lifestyles, studying method, id, and the subjective and fabric stipulations of linguistically and traditionally marginalized teams, together with scholars.

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