Language Policy and Political Theory: Building Bridges, Assessing Breaches by Thomas RicentoLanguage Policy and Political Theory: Building Bridges, Assessing Breaches by Thomas Ricento

Language Policy and Political Theory: Building Bridges, Assessing Breaches

byThomas RicentoEditorYael Peled, Peter Ives

Paperback | March 10, 2015

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Contemporary debates on immigration, multiculturalism, nationalism, and linguistic rights often find language policy scholars and political philosophers at odds. This book aims to assess the obstacles and build bridges between scholars of language policy and political theory with chapters by Stephen May, Ronald Schmidt, Jr., Daniel Weinstock, Thomas Ricento, Yael Peled and Peter Ives. Along with an introduction by the editors, the chapters map out the contours of the debates and potential contributions that political theory can make to language policy and vice-versa. The book offers an appraisal of current research, areas of contestation and a framework for future interdisciplinary inquiry on the complex interface between language, power and ethics. This collection will be useful for scholars from diverse disciplinary perspectives with interests in contemporary societal debates in which language plays an important-even central-role.

Previously published in Language Policy, Volume 13, Issue 4, 2014

Title:Language Policy and Political Theory: Building Bridges, Assessing BreachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:121 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319150839

ISBN - 13:9783319150833

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Table of Contents

Preface by Thomas Ricento, Yael Peled, Peter Ives.- Normative Language Policy: Interface and Interfences by Y. Peled.- The Complex Normative Foundations of Language Policy by D. Weinstock.- De-politicizing Language: Obstacles to Political Theory's Engagement with Language Policy by P. Ives.- Thinking about Language: What Political Theorists need to know about Language in the Real World by T. Ricento.- Contesting Public Monolingualism and Diglossia: Rethinking Political Theory and Language Policy for a Multilingual World by S. May.- Democratic Theory and the Challenge of Linguistic Diversity by R. Schmidt Sr..- Book Review: Philippe Van Parijs: Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World by Y. Peled.

Editorial Reviews

"The volume provides a highly valuableaddition to existing literature for academics of both political theory andsociolinguistics, while also appealing to language policy practitioners. . providesa constructive contribution to the field of language policy, its mainachievement being the great emphasis on interdisciplinarity, as well as theassertion that language policies need to not only take into account but alsoreflect linguistic reality . ." (Nadine Hamdan, The Linguist List, January,2016)