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John Joseph

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624522

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.001.0001

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The Social Politics of Language Choice and Linguistic Correctness

The Social Politics of Language Choice and Linguistic Correctness

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(p.43) Chapter 3 The Social Politics of Language Choice and Linguistic Correctness
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Language and Politics
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John E. Joseph

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.003.0003

This chapter is concerned with the question of the choices individuals make from among the ways of speaking available in their environment, with the focus on the political motivations and ramifications of their choices. It discusses the denial of heteroglossia; the role of education; linguistic imperialism; language rights; and the linguistic performance of minority identities.

Keywords:   speaking, language, political motivations, heteroglossia, education, linguistic imperialism, language rights, linguistic performance, minority identities, language choice

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