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