LINGUIST 213FS - The Politics of Language

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Examines the political role of language in societies as diverse as China, India, the former Soviet Union, the UK and the US. Looks at how state and non-state actors influence citizens' language practices, and their beliefs about language. Drawing on political theory, sociology and sociolinguistics, we look at how language policies reflect and produce sociopolitical realities. Topics covered include migration, citizenship, nationalism and decolonization. Open to students in the Focus Program only. Instructor: Price
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Seminar Cross-listed in another department Cannot Add Cannot Drop Focus Program students only (SS) Social Sciences
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Fall 2017
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18
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1