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By Richard B Baldauf Jr, Allan Luke

A suite of unique papers with regards to language difficulties as they relate to academic matters in Australia, South East Asia and the South Pacific. those are international locations the place language has been a key terrain for either colonial imposition and indigenous dissent. Imported languages and academic platforms were constructed for fiscal and political reasons, frequently leading to the eradication of neighborhood languages and the emergence of pidgins and creoles. for this reason language has develop into some extent of dispute inside politics and economics. This quantity examines the issues dealing with governments, language planners, language experts and educators. it may be of worth to these drawn to the politics, language and tradition of those parts.

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1979). This first social and partly political turn most clearly is associated with the sub-discipline of sociolinguistics, but would also include ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, the ethnography of communication and pragmatics. To a certain degree, then, concepts of society have been amply inscribed within linguistics and its related fields. However, the relation between linguistics and society is still, to invoke a further metaphor, a < previous page page_36 next page > < previous page page_37 next page > Page 37 colonizing one.

Studies of language planning and education, however, show that the role education takes in language development situations varies across linguistic, political and cultural situations. Thus, it is important not to isolate education from other contextual variables when looking at language issues. The distinction also needs to be made between the legitimate role that education has to play in language planning situations and the consequences of letting educational considerations dominate programs for language development.

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