Dominance, identity and resistance are key themes in this volume in which contributors examine language in global, virtual and local settings. Power is highly contextual and the chapters focus on concepts such as world languages, linguistic rights and minority protection. Migrants and their vernaculars feature prominently and several case studies explore the social strategies employed by speakers on non-indigenous tongues. Religion and belief are key underlying themes in the final chapters, which analyze the misunderstandings that can occur in sensitive political contexts.
|Number of pages||272|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
Bibliographical noteTable of Contents: List of Tables * Series Editor's Preface * Acknowledgements * Notes on the Contributors * Language and Power: Accommodation and Resistance--M. Nic Craith * Globalisation and Transformation: Language Planning in New Contexts--D.Mac Giolla Chríost * Linguistic Human Rights in Education: International Cast Studies--J. Saville * English in Europe: Threat or Promise?--R. Phillipson * Minority Protection and Lesser-Used Language Promotion: The Convention on the Future of the European Union--M. Warasin * Broadcasting for Minorities: The Case of the Celtic Languages--P. McDermott * Language, Culture, and Identity: The Chinese Community in Northern Ireland--M. Delargy * Intercultural Communication: Chinese Culture in UK Education--R. Fong * Faith, Identity, Language: Muslim Migrants in Scotland and Northern Ireland--G. Marranci * Language, Faith, and Communication--J. Dunlop * 9/11 and the War on Terrorism: The Clash of "Words," "Cultures," and "Civilisations": Myth or Reality--J. Rehman * Index..