Language of the Land: Policy, Politics, Identity

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Katherine Schuster, David Witkosky
IAP, Jan 1, 2007 - Education - 210 pages
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The idea for this volume arose out of a need for a treatment of the interplay between language and ethnonationalism within both formal and nonformal educational settings. In no way intended to be exhaustive in scope, the contents give the reader a critical overview of issues related to language, cultural identity formation, and ethnonationalism. The chapters within this work deal with the effects of different language groups with differing amounts of power within society coming into contact with one another, and provide insight into how language is both utilized by and affected by processes such as colonialism, post-colonialism, acculturation, and ethnonationalism. Language is central to culture- indeed houses cultural understandings and allows generational transfer of key aspects of a group's heritage.
  

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Nationalism at Play Vacillating Education and Language Policies in Puerto Rico
3
SwedishLanguage Folkhögskolor in Finaland Ethnonationalism Language and Adult Education in the Nineteenth Century
25
Language Language Learning and Nationalism in South Africa
55
Politics Language Acculturation and Educational Reparations
77
Maori Language Survival and New Zealand Education
79
The Impact of Recent Political Changes upon Programs for Language Minority Immigrants and Refugee Children in Roskilde Denmark
97
The EnglishOnly Movement The Power to Silence
115
Canadian Lessons for United States Language Policy and Planning A Cautionary Tale
131
Identity Linguistic or Dialectical Minority Education within a NationState
145
Weaving the Linguistic Fabric of a Nation Schools and Bidialectalism in Germany 19602004
147
The Process of Norwegianization and Saami Communities A Critical Exploration of Language Education and Nationalism
165
Learning and Working in Basque Implications for Basque Identity
179
Indigenous Language Use in Native American Education Opening Spaces for Indigenous Ethnographies of Communication
195
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