Voices of Modernity: Language Ideologies and the Politics of Inequality (Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language)

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Authors: Richard Bauman, Charles L. Briggs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Linguistics
Pages: 374
Language: english
Year: 2003
ISBN 10: 0521810698
ISBN 13: 9780511064296
Series: Unknown
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

This study asserts that conscious development of new ways of thinking about language had a crucial role in modern history, particularly the discovery of how differences between languages legitimated social inequalities. It claims that savages and ancients were judged alike...