Chapter 3. The Global Politics of Language: Markets, Maintenance, Marginalization, or Murder?

  1. Nikolas Coupland
  1. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and
  2. Robert Phillipson

Published Online: 7 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch3

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

How to Cite

Skutnabb-Kangas, T. and Phillipson, R. (2010) The Global Politics of Language: Markets, Maintenance, Marginalization, or Murder?, in The Handbook of Language and Globalization (ed N. Coupland), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175814

Online ISBN: 9781444324068

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Keywords:

  • global politics of language - markets, maintenance, marginalization or murder;
  • English as the Hub of the World Language System;
  • UNESCO's Safeguarding Endangered Languages website;
  • from colonization to corporate globalization;
  • Neil Smith's American Empire - Roosevelt's geographer and prelude to globalization;
  • linguistic Neo–Imperialism - English, as a capitalist neo-imperial language;
  • language hierarchization and linguistic capital accumulation;
  • linguistic genocide and crimes against humanity in education;
  • International language of wider communication (ILWC);
  • linguistic human rights in market-oriented globalization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prospects for the World's Languages

  • From Colonization to Corporate Globalization

  • Linguistic Neo-Imperialism

  • Why Are Languages ‘Disappearing’? The Role of Formal Education

  • Linguistic Genocide and Crimes against Humanity in Education

  • Linguistic and Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity: Correlational and Causal Relationships

  • Linguistic Human Rights in Market–Oriented Globalization

  • Moral and Welfare Considerations: Costs of Diversity

  • References