Languages in a Globalising World

Synopsis

The fate of languages has been closely linked to political power relationships throughout human history. Political shifts in the international system today continue to affect linguistic patterns, still in a state of flux following the end of the Cold War. This book considers the effects of present-day trends in global politics on the relative status of languages, and the directions in which the linguistic hierarchy might develop in the future. It appeals to researchers and students of sociolinguistics and language planning as well as of international relations.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jacques Maurais
  • Michael A. Morris
  • Mark Fettes
  • Douglas A. Kibbee
  • Jean Laponce
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003