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Language: A Right and a Resource: Approaches to Linguistic Human Rights [Paperback]

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Linguistic Human Rights (LHR) is a fast growing new area of study combining the principles of national and international law with the study of language as a central dimension of ethnicity. Implementation of these principles is aimed at ensuring that no state or society violates these basic rights.

This path breaking study broadens our knowledge of the important role of language in minority rights and in social and political struggles for LHRs. Exploring the interactions of linguistic diversity, biodiversity, the free market and human rights, the contributors present case studies to highlight such issues as Kurdish satellite TV attempting to create a virtual state on the air through trying to achieve basic LHR's for Kurds in Turkey; the implementation of LHRs in the Baltic states; language rights activism in Canada; the spread of English as an international language; and the obstacles met in education by Roma and the Deaf in Hungary because of lack of appropriate LHRs.

Language - A Right and a Resource is a valuable multi-disciplinary text which can be used in a variety of different areas of study in the legal profession, linguistics, cultural and political studies.

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Studio: Central European University Press
Pages   346
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.13" Height: 0.75"
Weight:   1.23 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Central European University Press
ISBN  9639116645  
ISBN13  9789639116641  

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Linguistic Rights are essential rights of humankind!  Dec 5, 1999
What is Linguistic Human Rights? Who is murder of linguistic genocide? The authors in this volume are giving you the answers that are worth thinking deeply from the viewpoints of linguistics, sociology and law. The core of these articles is the relationship and interactions of linguistic diversity, biodiversity, economic forces and human rights. Why is it important to protect the ecosystem of languages in our world? Skutnabb-Kangas write in her paper "Linguistic and cultural diversity are as necessary for the existence of our planet as biodiversity". This book is useful to anyone, who interested in Human Rights, Language and Culture, and Human Diversity.

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