Rights to Language
Equity, Power and Education
Edited by Robert Phillipson
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Rights to Language by Robert Phillipson
Book DescriptionRights to Language: Equity, Power, and Education brings together cutting-edge scholarship in language, education, and society from all parts of the world. Celebrating the 60th birthday of Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, it is inspired by her work in minority, indigenous, and immigrant education; multilingualism; linguistic human rights; and global language and power issues. Rights to Language situates issues of minorities and bilingual education in broader perspectives of human rights, power, and the ecology of language. The rich mix of papers serves to underline that the issues are comparable worldwide, that many disparate topics can cross-fertilize each other, and that our understanding of the issues can benefit from coverage that is global, reflective, and committed. A Web site with additional resource materials to this book can be found on http://www.cbs.dk/staff/phillipson/
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805833461
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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