Language Legislation and Linguistic Rights: Selected Proceedings of the Language Legislation and Linguistic Rights Conference, the University of Illin

Language Legislation and Linguistic Rights: Selected Proceedings of the Language Legislation and Linguistic Rights Conference, the University of Illin

By: Douglas A. Kibbee (editor)Hardback

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The contributions to this volume cover a broad range of issues in language policy that are hotly debated in every corner of the globe. The articles included investigate the implications of language policies on the notion of language rights as the issues are played out in very specific circumstances - from the courtroom in Australia to the legislature in California to the educational system in England to the administrative practices of the European Commission. The authors explore conflicts between basic conceptions of fairness in justice, administration and education on the one hand, and political and economic realities on the other. Articles focus on langage issues in the United States, Canada, Brazil, England, France, Slovakia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Australia and several African states. Other articles consider the implications of new supernational agreements - the European Union, NAFTA, GATT, the OAU - on language issues in the signatory states. In sum the volume offers an extensive presentation of current issues and practices in language policy and linguistic human rights.


1. Acknowledgments (by Kibbee, Douglas A.); 2. Presentation (by Kibbee, Douglas A.); 3. Legal and Linguistic Perspectives on Language Legislation (by Kibbee, Douglas A.); 4. The Linguistic Rights of Non-English Speaking Suspects, Whitnesses, Victims and Defendants (by Storey, Kate); 5. Great Mischiefs - An Historical Look at Language Legislation in Great Britain (by Morris, Ruth); 6. The Crminalization of Spanish in the United States (by MacGregor-Mendoza, Patricia); 7. Towards Consensus? Standard English in the National Curriculum (by Swann, Joan); 8. Beyond an Anglo-Saxon Confederation: the Clash of World Hegemonies in the Language Ideologies of Arthur Balfour and Woodrow Wilson (by Andre, Chris); 9. Anatomy of the English-Only Movement: Social and Ideological Sources of Language Restrictionism in the United States (by Crawford, James); 10. The Courts, the Legislature and society: the Shaping of Federal Language Policy in the United States (by Ricento, Thomas); 11. Language Rights Arguments in Central Europe and the USA: How Similar Are They? (by Kontra, Miklos); 12. What Happens After English is Declared the Official Language of the United States? (by Wiley, Terrence G.); 13. A Historical Perspective on Language Policy in Russia (by Schmitt, Elena); 14. Majority Language, Minority Misery: The Case of sri Lanka (by Bailey, Richard W.); 15. On the Eleven-Official Languages Policy of the New South Africa (by Mmusi, Sheila); 16. OAU's Resolutions on African Languages and the State of Their Implementation (by Mateene, Kahambo); 17. Language Policy in Education and the Future of Indigenous Languages in Post-Apartheid South Africa (by Sukumane, Joyce B.); 18. Language and human Rights in Africa (by Nguessan, Michel); 19. The Case for Brazilian Sign Language: A Deaf Community Finds Its Voice (by Berenz, Norine); 20. Requirements, Dynamics and Realities of Language Use in the EU: A Case Study of the European Commission (by Quell, Carsten); 21. French Language Policy and Francophonie (by Calvet, Louis-Jean); 22. Quebec's Charter of the French Language Twenty Years After (by Paquette, Gerald); 23. The Philosophy of the French Language Legislation: Internal and International Aspects (by Marek, Yves); 24. The role of the french Language in Maintening Linguistic Diversity in North America: Some Glottopolitical Considerations (by Labrie, Normand); 25. Bibliography; 26. Index of Personal Names; 27. Index of Languages; 28. General Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027218322
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 431
  • ID: 9789027218322
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 9027218323

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