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Book review: Linguistic minorities in democratic context by Colin H. Williams

Feghali, Zalfa (2014) Book review: Linguistic minorities in democratic context by Colin H. Williams. LSE Review of Books (09 Jan 2014). Blog Entry.

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"Linguistic Minorities in Democratic Context." Colin H. Williams. Palgrave Macmillan. October 2013. --- Linguistic Minorities in Democratic Context aims to blend a discussion of the role of language minorities in politics with a detailed understanding of applied language policy in a variety of contexts ranging from Quebec, the Basque Country and Wales to Gaelic Scotland and Northern Ireland. Zalfa Feghali writes that this book lays the foundations for more work to be done on a hugely relevant and entirely fascinating issue: the need for the state – and the very ideas of “nation” and “sovereignty” – to be recalibrated at a political moment when cultural misfires take place before language even takes the stage.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 10:25
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2019 00:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56249

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