book announcement: Language and National Identity in Asia

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue Jul 24 18:46:03 UTC 2007

Language and National Identity in Asia
2007 Oxford University Press

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Editor: Andrew Alexander Simpson


Language and National Identity in Asia is a comprehensive introduction
to the role of language in the construction and development of nations
and national identities in Asia. Leading scholars from all over the
world investigate the role languages have played and now play in the
formation of the national and social identity in countries throughout
South, East, and Southeast Asia. They consider the relation of the
regions' languages to national, ethnic, and cultural identity, and
examine the status of and interactions between
majority, official, and minority languages.

Illustrated with maps and accessibly written this book will interest
all those concerned to understand the dynamics of social change in
some of the most important countries in the world. It will appeal to
all those studying, researching, or teaching issues in Asian society,
language, and politics from a comparative perspective.

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