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Multilinguilism John R. Edwards

Multilinguilism

John R. Edwards

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ISBN : 9780415120111
Hardcover
272 pages
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By looking at the effect of language difference, rather than at theories of language, John Edwards examines the interaction of language with nationalism, politics, history, identity and education, illustrating his arguments with a range of examples -MoreBy looking at the effect of language difference, rather than at theories of language, John Edwards examines the interaction of language with nationalism, politics, history, identity and education, illustrating his arguments with a range of examples - from recent attempts to revive and preserve languages such as Irish and Basque, to the argument over French and English in Canada and the US English campaign. He also examines the linguistic myopia of those who would seek to elevate one language over another.