Language Wars

O Croidheain, Caoimhghin
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/04/language-wars/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  04/09/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21399

Issues of language are examined, in particular the maintenance of power by a linguistic or political majority through imposition of linguistic norms and beliefs on a minority.

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Excerpt: If it is a truism that after a war the victor writes the history, then it could be argued that the victor also chooses the language in which the history will be written. If it is a war of the colonised against the coloniser then the language takes on a special significance as typically the coloniser imposes their language on the colonised.
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