The contest of language: before and beyond nationalism

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University of Notre Dame Press, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 274 pages
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These essays, written by scholars from diverse disciplines and perspectives, consider various present-day and historical efforts to make a language dominant through textual and literary means. Contributors examine pressures to elevate one language at the expense of another and the cultural and intellectual consequences of that elevation.

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Introduction
1
The Linguistic Crisis
15
The Persistence of Syriac
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