Author: Robert McColl Millar, University of Aberdeen
Hardback: ISBN: 1403939713 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways in which language has been (and is being) used to construct national (or ethnic) identity. It focuses on the processes by which a language can be planned and standardized and what the results of these processes are. Particular emphasis is given to the historical and social effects which nationalism has had on the development of language since the French Revolution. For students of linguistics, sociology and politics.