It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Language, Ethnicity and The State
Volume 2: Minority Languages in Eastern Europe Post-1989
The political and social upheavals following 1989 have had a significant impact on the minority languages of Eastern Europe. There have been attempts at enlightened treatment of minority linguistic groups in some of the new states but in others such groups have been openly oppressed. This volume draws on sociologically and ethnographically oriented work from a number of disciplines to allow the reader to compare developments in the different states, and to examine the interplay of language issues, ethnic nationalism, and processes of state formation and restructuring in the various political and historical contexts of Central and Eastern Europe. A companion volume (0-333-92925-X) examines the status of minority languages in the European Union.
CONTENTS: List of Tables Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction; Minority, Languages, Ethnicity and the State in Post-1989 Eastern Europe; C. O'Reilly Language, Nationalism and the Yugoslav Successor States; R.Greenberg Debating Language: The Bulgarian Communities in Romania after 1989; R. Guentcheva From Irredentism to Constructive Reconciliation? Germany and its Minorities in Poland and the Czech Republic; S.Wolff Language Ideology and Language Conflict in Post-Soviet Belarus; C.Woolhiser The Politics of Language in Moldova; T.Hegarty Ethnic Discrimination in Latvia; J.Dobson Language, Nation and State-building in Ukraine: The Jewish Response; R.Golbert Bibliography Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CAMILLE O. REILLY is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Richmond, the American International University in London. She is the author of The Irish Language in Northern Ireland: The Politics and Culture of Identity and of many articles on nationalism, the Irish language and Northern Ireland.
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