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ERIC Number: EJ1165569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2053-535X
Linguistic Hegemony Today: Recommendations for Eradicating Language Discrimination
Scott, Lakia M.; Venegas, Elena M.
Journal for Multicultural Education, v11 n1 p19-30 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss issues of contemporary language conflict in educational contexts. Design/methodology/approach: This is a conceptual paper which examines current educational practices and policies through the lens of linguistic hegemony. Findings: The authors identify three primary areas in which linguistic hegemony persists at present, including English-only policies, varied perspectives on language difference and harsh graduation mandates. Originality/value: The authors extend upon Antonio Gramsci's notion of hegemonic culture as well as Robert Phillipson's concept of linguistic imperialism in identifying current instances of linguistic hegemony in educational policies and practices throughout the USA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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