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ERIC Number: ED460227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 310
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8058-3835-X
Rights to Language: Equity, Power, and Education. Celebrating the 60th Birthday of Tove Skutnabb-Kangas.
Phillipson, Robert, Ed.
This collection of papers brings together scholarship on language, education, and society from all parts of the world, situating issues of minorities and bilingual education in broader perspectives of human rights, power, and the ecology of language. Part 1, "Language: Its Diversity, its Study, and Our Understandings of It," includes papers on such topics as linguistic and biological diversity, the politics of apolitical linguistics, linguistic pluralism, and culture, sharing, and language. Part 2, "Rights: Language Rights, Their Articulation and Implementation," includes such topics as language maintenance, human rights, unity in difference, use of language rights by minorities, and steps toward an ecology of language. Part 3, "Equity: Justice for Speakers of All Languages," includes such topics as writing for diversity, language and power in academic institutions, science and policy, and exclusion as discursive practice and the politics of identity. Part 4, "Power: Policies for Multilingualism," includes such topics as language resilience and educational empowerment, mother tongue education, and creating a bilingual family in a monolingual country. Part 5, "Education: Affirming Diversity, Confirming Rights" includes such topics as the linguistic human rights of sign language users, creating a successful minority school, and dual language modes and intergenerational inspirations. (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Finland; Latvia; Philippines; Slovakia; South Africa