Language, Politics, and the Nation-State
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Joseph, J. E. 2012. Language, Politics, and the Nation-State. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
The “nation-state” is the concept of a continuous expanse of territory occupied in the majority by the people that has traditionally inhabited it, and governed autonomously by them. This people is assumed to be ethnically and culturally unified, with the principal cultural manifestations of their unity being shared religion and language.
- government, politics, and law;
- language policy;
- identity politics;