Item description for Linguistic Human Rights: Overcoming Linguistic Discrimination (Contributions to Sociology of Language) by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Phillipson & Mart Rannut...
Only a few hundred of the world's 6,000-7,000 languages have any kind of official status, and it is only speakers of official languages (speakers of dominant majority languages) who enjoy all linguistic human rights. As many of the collected papers in this book document, most linguistic minorities are deprived of these rights. This book describes what linguistic human rights are, who has and who does not have them and why, and suggests which linguistic rights should be regarded as basic human rights.
Linguistic Human Rights introduces a new area and minority concerns with human rights. Discrimination against language minorities is widespread, despite national and international law prohibiting this. The book analyzes language rights in many countries worldwide, including North and Latin America, several European states, the former USSR, India, Kurdistan, Australia and New Zealand.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Jun 20, 1995
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110148781 ISBN13 9783110148787
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More About Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Phillipson & Mart Rannut
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Roskilde, Denmark and Abo Akademi University, Finland.