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Book review: standardizing diversity: the political economy of language regimes

Medha, (2015) Book review: standardizing diversity: the political economy of language regimes. LSE Review of Books (29 Jul 2015). Website.

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What explains the different language regime choices and what are the economic repercussions of these decisions? In Standardizing Diversity: The Political Economy of Language Regimes the author argues we need to pay more attention to the role that a neutral language of inter-ethnic communication plays in generating a sense of fairness, equality and inclusivity in heterogeneous multilingual societies. By focusing on Malaysia and Singapore as case studies, Medha finds this to be a highly readable book that focuses on the role and impact of lingua francas—common, link languages between speakers with different mother tongues.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 15:30
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 00:21

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