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Language without Rights is a book-length critique of the concept of language rights. Synthesizing insights from a variety of disciplines, including linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, sociology and political philosophy, Wee demonstrates how the appeal to language rights faces a number of conceptual and practical problems, particularly because the discourse of rights is fundamentally inconsistent with the socially variable nature of language. The book also explores an alternative that is more in tune with the complexities of language in social life by suggesting that issues involving language are better managed within a model of deliberative democracy.

About the Author

Lionel Wee is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at National University of Singapore.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: On Boundary Marking

Chapter 3: Language and Ethnic Minority Rights

Chapter 4: Beyond Ethnic Minorities

Chapter 5: Ethnic Diversity and Nationalism

Chapter 6: Migration and Global Mobility

Chapter 7: Language Education and Communication in the Workplace

Chapter 8: Language, Justice, and the Deliberative Democratic Way

Chapter 9: Culture Without Rights?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780199737437
Author:
Wee, Lionel
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Lionel
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Anthropological linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
6.3 x 9.2 x 0.8 in 1 lb

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Sociolinguistics
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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