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ERIC Number: ED477232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 11
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The Battlefield of Language: The Interplay of Power and Ideology in Language Policy. Briefing Document.
Ioannidou, Elena, Comp.
This annotated bibliography presents studies that address the interplay of power and ideology in language policy. The studies assert that all the conflicts and oppositions between groups, disguised as either language, ethnic, or social movements, have the same basic aim: the quest for power and inclusiveness in the mechanisms of the state. The first part presents books that address the concept of language in relation to politics and power from a wider perspective. The second part focuses on more specific examples of language planning and language policy. The third part deals with the concept of prescriptivism in language from two different perspectives: language standardization and language purism. The last part presents some case studies from Pakistan, Greece, and Japan to show how the issues of linguistic policy, power, and ideology are conceptualized and implemented in specific contexts internationally. (SM)
Centre for Language in Education, Research & Graduate School of Education, University of Southhampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, England, United Kingdom. Tel: 00-44-0-1703-592433; Fax: 00-44-0-1703-593556; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Southampton Univ. (England). Centre for Language Education.
Identifiers - Location: Greece; Japan; Pakistan