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From: Allison Finkel [allison.finkel at oup.com]
Subject: Language Without Rights: Wee
 

	
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From: Allison Finkel [allison.finkel at oup.com]
Subject: Language Without Rights: Wee

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Title: Language Without Rights 
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics  

Publication Year: 2010 
Publisher: Oxford University Press
	   http://www.oup.com/us
	

Book URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/SociolinguisticsAnthropologicalL/~~/dmlldz11c2EmY2k9OTc4MDE5OTczNzQzNw== 


Author: Lionel Wee

Hardback: ISBN:  9780199737437 Pages: 232 Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Paperback: ISBN:  9780199737437 Pages: 232 Price: U.S. $ 60.00


Abstract:

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. 



Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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