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Language, mind and power : why we need linguistic equality /

by Boisvert, Daniel R.,
Authors: Thiede, Ralf,%author Published by : Routledge, (New York, NY :) Physical details: vii, 189 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. ISBN: 0367224402 Subject(s): Language and languages %Political aspects | Sociolinguistics | Power (Social sciences) | Psycholinguistics Year: 2020
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Language and Mind. Profile of an Alpha(bet) Predator -- Thinking Animals -- The Narrating Brain -- Language and Power. Doing Things with Words -- The Language of Cooperation -- The Language of Violence -- Clarity from Managed Confusion -- Conclusion

"Language is a natural resource: Power and vulnerability are associated with access to language, just as to food and water. In this new book, a linguist and philosopher elucidate why language is so powerful, illuminate its very real social and political implications, and make the case for linguistic equality - equality among languages and equality in access to/knowledge of language and its use - as a human right and tool to prevent violence and oppression. Students and instructors will find this accessible, interdisciplinary text invaluable for courses that explore how language reflects power structures in linguistics, philosophy/ethics, and cognitive science/psychology"--

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