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By Bambi B. Schieffelin,Kathryn A. Woolard,Paul V. Kroskrity

"Language ideologies" are cultural representations, no matter if specific or implicit, of the intersection of language and people in a social international. Mediating among social buildings and varieties of speak, such ideologies aren't simply approximately language. quite, they hyperlink language to identification, energy, aesthetics, morality and epistemology. via such linkages, language ideologies underpin not just linguistic shape and use, but in addition major social associations and primary notions of individual and community.

The essays during this new quantity research definitions and conceptions of language in quite a lot of societies worldwide. starting with an introductory survey of language ideology as a box of inquiry, the amount is equipped in 3 components. half I, "Scope and strength of Dominant Conceptions of Language," makes a speciality of the propensity of cultural versions of language constructed in a single social area to impact linguistic and social habit throughout domain names. half II, "Language Ideology in associations of Power," maintains the exam of the strength of particular language ideals, yet narrows the scope to the principal function that language ideologies play within the functioning of specific associations of energy akin to the legislation, mass media, or nationalism. half III, "Multiplicity and competition between Ideologies," emphasizes the lifestyles of variability, contradiction, and struggles between ideologies inside of any given society. this may be the 1st number of paintings to seem during this quickly turning out to be box, which bridges linguistic and social concept. it's going to enormously curiosity linguistic anthropologists, social and cultural anthropologists, sociolinguists, historians, cultural reports, communications, and folklore scholars.

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