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Language Policies and Politics in South Asia

Chand, Vineeta (2013) 'Language Policies and Politics in South Asia.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) UNSPECIFIED Oxford University Press.

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Abstract

<p>This chapter explores socioeconomic, political, religious ethno-cultural, and national positions toward language management, which underlie diachronic changes in South Asian nations’ language policies and linguistic ideologies. In South Asia, feelings toward linguistic diversity, as realized through national language policies and in actual national language management practices, are highly diverse. The negotiation of and diachronic changes in language policies, together with functional and ideological goals—visible through language attitudes, overt and covert language policies, and diachronic changes in language competencies—offer a lens through which to understand language management and value.</p>

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 15:24
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 00:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/439

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