Along the Routes to Power: Explorations of Empowerment Through Language
Martin Pütz, Joshua A. Fishman, JoAnne Neff-van Aertselaer
Mouton de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 426 pages
Review text: "[...] an outstanding volume addressing an important and timely issue. Along the routes to Power is cogent, thoughtfully constucted, and not only meets high academic standards and levels, but also provides a compelling case for why issues of language and power are important both for sociolinguists and for others concerned with social justice."Timothy Reagan in: Language Problems and Language Planning 1/2008 "This book contains powerful and persuasive writing from a team of top international scholars. It is ground-breaking by impressively focusing on how power and empowerment are foundational to the health and prospect of all the world's languages. This book announces the centrality of the 'sociolinguistics of power' by confronting researchers, teachers, and planners across various language and cultural disciplines with 'power and empowerment' as crucial to any modern understanding of languages."Colin Baker, University of Bangor, Wales.
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