Language, Nation and Power: An Introduction

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Language, Nation and Power Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways in which language has been (and is) used to construct national or ethnic identity. Using examples from around the world and from different historical periods, the book focuses on the processes by which a language can be planned and standardized and what the results of these processes are for both the language and the people... Full description

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Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways in which language has been (and is being) used to construct national (or ethnic) identity. It focuses on the processes by which a language can be planned and standardized and what the results of these processes are. Particular emphasis is given to the historical and social effects which nationalism has had on the development of language since the French Revolution. For students of linguistics, sociology and politics.

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ROBERT McCOLL MILLAR is a Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has published widely on the interface between Gaelic and Scots in Scotland, language attitudes in modern Scotland, language at the margins of polities and rapid linguistic change due to language contact.

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