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Perspective and the Politics of Representation: A Commentary

Susan Gal

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses how naming or labeling a speech style and linking it to a social group is itself a political act, a creation of indexicality. As such, it allows for second orders of ... More


Framing Arabic: Paratexts, Poetry and Language Ideology

Yasir Suleiman

in Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748637409
eISBN:
9780748693924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637409.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter continues the exploration of the notions of construction, language symbolism, language conflict and language as proxy through an examination of paratexts and poetic compositions. ... More


Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976

Peter Mackridge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214426
eISBN:
9780191706721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214426.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book provides a history of the great language controversy that has occupied and impassioned Greeks — sometimes with fatal results — for over two hundred years. It begins in the late 18th century ... More


To Tangle or Not to Tangle: Shifting Language Ideologies and the Socialization of Charabia in the Marquesas, French Polynesia

Kathleen C. Riley

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

After a century and a half of French colonial rule, most adults in the Marquesan archipelago of French Polynesia now use both their Eastern Polynesian language 'Enana as well as a local variety of ... More


Linguistic Purism in Rapa Nui Political Discourse

Miki Makihara

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines language ideologies and political discourse of the bilingual, indigenous Polynesian community of Easter Island, Chile, where the local Rapa Nui language has in the past been ... More


Hybridity, Language Ideology and Cultural Politics

Yasir Suleiman

in Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748637409
eISBN:
9780748693924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637409.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter pursues the twin themes of language ideology and cultural politics by considering issues of textual identity and language choice in hybrid texts. As understood here, hybrid texts (prose ... More


Language and Social Change in Central Europe: Discourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635986
eISBN:
9780748671472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores the dynamics of language and social change in central Europe. One of the outcomes of the profound social transformations that this region has witnessed since the Second World War ... More


Changing Scholarly Representations of the Tongan Honorific Lexicon

Susan U. Philips

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Language ideology about Tongan lexical honorifics, or lea faka 'eiki, “chiefly language”, has changed over the past 200 years. The number of levels of honorification described, and some of the ... More


Paradoxes of Engagement with Irish Language Community Management, Practice, and Ideology

Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Since gaining independence in 1922, the Irish Government’s pro-Irish language policy has gone through several stages of development, moving from openly coercive maintenance strategies in designated ... More


The Cost of Language Mobilization: Wangkatha Language Ideologies and Native Title*

Jessica Boynton

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter investigates the nature of ideological transformation among Wangkatha language consultants in Western Australia, highlighted in the wake of Native Title legislation designed to determine ... More


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