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Author Joseph, John Earl.

Title Language and politics / John E. Joseph.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 170 pages).
Series Edinburgh textbooks in applied linguistics
Edinburgh textbooks in applied linguistics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-162) and index.
Summary Discusses the politics of language in individual and public discourse. This book argues that language is political from top to bottom, whether considered at the level of an individual speaker's choice of language or style of discourse with others, or at the level of political rhetoric, or indeed the way up to the formation of national languages.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Series Editors' Preface -- Foreword -- Chapter 1: Overview: How politics permeates language (and vice versa) -- 1.1 What does it mean to say that language is political? -- 1.2 The politics of different ways of speaking -- 1.3 The politics of talking to others -- 1.4 The politics of what 'the language' is -- 1.5 The politics of which language to speak -- 1.6 The politics of policing the language -- 1.7 Language, thought and politicians -- 1.8 Language and choice -- 1.9 Conclusion: Language is political from top to bottom -- Notes -- Chapter 2: Language and nation -- 2.1 Them and us -- 2.2 What is or isn't 'a language' -- 2.3 The role of writing -- 2.4 Constructing 'the language' by controlling variation -- 2.5 Language, knowledge and power -- 2.6 How new languages emerge: From 'falling standards' to 'World Englishes' -- 2.7 Oppression and identity -- Suggested further reading -- Notes -- Chapter 3: The social politics of language choice and linguistic correctness -- 3.1 Hearers as speakers -- 3.2 The denial of heteroglossia -- 3.3 The role of education -- 3.4 Linguistic imperialism -- 3.5 Language rights -- 3.6 The linguistic performance of minority identities -- Suggested further reading -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Politics embedded in language -- 4.1 Struggle in the sign -- 4.2 Struggle in interaction -- 4.3 Deferential address -- 4.4 Gendered language -- 4.5 'Powerless' language -- 4.6 The politics of language change -- Suggested further reading -- Notes -- Chapter 5: Taboo language and its restriction -- 5.1 Swearing -- 5.2 The language police state -- 5.3 The politics of (self- )censorship -- 5.4 Hate speech -- 5.5 The right to hear no evil? -- Suggested further reading -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Rhetoric, propaganda and interpretation -- 6.1 Rhetoric versus truth? -- 6.2 Language, thought and reality -- 6.3 Propaganda anxiety -- 6.4 Newspeak -- 6.5 Linguistic creativity and manufacturing consent -- 6.6 Critical Discourse Analysis -- 6.7 The function of language in a democracy -- Suggested further reading -- Notes -- Chapter 7: Conclusion: Power, hegemony and choices -- 7.1 Agency -- 7.2 Broccoli theory -- 7.3 Conclusions -- 7.4 Implications and applications -- References.
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Subject Language and languages -- Political aspects.
Language policy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Joseph, John Earl. Language and politics. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006 074862452X 0748624538 (OCoLC)64555280
ISBN 0748626972 (electronic bk.)
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