Ideologies of Language

by John E. Joseph, Talbot J. Taylor

Taylor and Francis | February 3, 2014 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Is the study of language ideologically neutral? If so, is this study objective and autonomous?

One of the most cherished assumptions of modern academic linguistics is that the study of language is, or should be, ideologically neutral. This professed ideological neutrality goes hand-in-hand with claims of scientific objectivity and explanatory autonomy. Ideologies of Language counters these claims and assumptions by demonstrating not only their descriptive inaccuracy but also their conceptual incoherence.

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Published: February 3, 2014

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1134741464

ISBN - 13: 9781134741465

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Ideologies of Language

by John E. Joseph, Talbot J. Taylor

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: February 3, 2014

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1134741464

ISBN - 13: 9781134741465

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Is the study of language ideologically neutral? If so, is this study objective and autonomous?

One of the most cherished assumptions of modern academic linguistics is that the study of language is, or should be, ideologically neutral. This professed ideological neutrality goes hand-in-hand with claims of scientific objectivity and explanatory autonomy. Ideologies of Language counters these claims and assumptions by demonstrating not only their descriptive inaccuracy but also their conceptual incoherence.

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