The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World
From Colonization to Globalization
By (author) Clare Mar-Molinero
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Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World by Clare Mar-Molinero
Book DescriptionSpanish is now the third most widely spoken language in the world after English and Chinese. This book traces how and why Spanish has arrived at this position, examining its role in the diverse societies where it is spoken from Europe to the Americas. Providing a comprehensive survey of language issues in the Spanish-speaking world, the book outlines the historical roots of the emergence of Spanish or Castilian as the dominant language, analyzes the situation of minority language groups, and traces the role of Spanish and its colonial heritage in Latin America. The book is structured in four sections: Spanish as a national language: conflict and hegemony Legislation and the realities of linguistic diversity Language and education The future of Spanish. Throughout the book Clare Mar-Molinero asks probing questions such as: How does language relate to power? What is its link with identity? What is the role of language in nation-building? Who decides how language is taught?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415156547
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clare Mar-Molinero
Globalization and Language in the Spanish Speaking World, Hardback (September 2006)
This volume considers the spread of Spanish today and particularly its role in the processes of globalization. Spanish is frequently dominant in contact with other languages. But how contested is its hegemony and how far does it threaten other languages? How are these other minoritized languages faring in a world of few strong, global languages?
Language Ideologies, Policies and Practices, Paperback (December 2005)
The contributors investigate the workings of language ideologies in relation to other social processes in a globalizing world. They explore in detail the specific ways in which language ideologies underpin language policy and the relationship between public policies and individual practices, with particular attention to Europe.
Politics of Language in the Spanish-speaking World, Paperback (May 2000)
This book traces how and why Spanish has arrived at its current position, examining its role in the diverse societies where it is spoken from Europe to the Americas.
Spanish-speaking World, Hardback (July 1997)» View all books by Clare Mar-Molinero
Combining text with practical exercises and discussion questions to stimulate readers, this textbook covers a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the Spanish language and its role in societies around the world.
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