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Language ideology and public discourse

Chapter in book
Authors Tommaso M. Milani
Published in The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics ed. by Carol Chapelle
Pages 639-646
ISBN 978-1-119-14736-7
Publisher Wiley Blackwell
Place of publication Hoboken
Publication year 2020
Published at Department of Swedish
Pages 639-646
Language en
Subject categories Media and Communications, Specific Languages, General Language Studies and Linguistics

Abstract

The notion of language ideology has become a key concept in critical research about language and society. While it is axiomatic for linguists that “all languages are equal” in terms of their meaning-making potential and their worth as objects of academic inquiry, a quick look at the “real world” will reveal a very different picture—one in which linguistic phenomena are unequally ranked according to different meanings and values, so that, say, “language A” is believed to be lexically richer, more logical or beautiful, and thus better suited for wider communication within a polity than “dialect B.” The notion of language ideology aims to grasp the belief systems underlying such social processes of naming, signifying, and valorizing linguistic practices. This entry begins by clarifying the notion of language ideology, followed by a reflection over the notions of public versus private in relation to language ideological processes. The entry concludes with some current developments and directions in language ideology research

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-02-28