Standardizing Minority Languages. Competing Ideologies of Authority and Authenticity in the Global Periphery
This volume addresses a crucial, yet largely unaddressed dimension of minority language standardization, namely how social actors engage with, support, negotiate, resist and even reject such processes. The focus is on social actors rather than language as a means for analysing the complexity and tensions inherent in contemporary standardization processes. By considering the perspectives and actions of people who participate in or are affected by minority language politics, the contributors aim to provide a comparative and nuanced analysis of the complexity and tensions inherent in minority language standardisation processes. Echoing Fasold (1984), this involves a shift in focus from a sociolinguistics of language to a sociolinguistics of people.
The book addresses tensions that are born of the renewed or continued need to standardize 'language' in the early 21st century across the world. It proposes to go beyond the traditional macro/micro dichotomy by foregrounding the role of actors as they position themselves as users of standard forms of language, oral or written, across sociolinguistic scales. Language policy processes can be seen as practices and ideologies in action and this volume therefore investigates how social actors in a wide range of geographical settings embrace, contribute to, resist and also reject (aspects of) minority language standardization.
Contents / Table des matières
- Standardising Minority Languages: Reinventing Peripheral Languages in the 21st Century By James COSTA, Haley DE KORNE & Pia LANE
- Basque Standardization and the New Speaker: Political Praxis and the Shifting Dynamics of Authority and Value By Ane ORTEGA, Estibaliz AMORRORTU & Jacqueline URLA
- On the Pros and Cons of Standardizing Scots: Notes From the North of a Small Island By James COSTA
- Legitimating Limburgish: The Reproduction of Heritage By Diana M. J. CAMPS
- Negotiating the Standard in Contemporary Galicia By Bernadette O'ROURKE
- Language Standardisation as Frozen Mediated Actions: The Materiality of Language Standardisation By Pia LANE
- Language Standardization in the Aftermath of the Soviet Language Empire By Leonore A. GRENOBLE & Nadezhda JA. BULATOVA
- Standardization of Inuit Languages in Canada By Donna PATRICK, Kumino MURASUGI, & Jeela PALLUQ-CLOUTIER
- "That's Too Much to Learn": Writing, Longevity, and Urgency in the Isthmus Zapotec Speech Community By Haley DE KORNE
- Orthography, Standardization, and Register: The Case of Manding By Coleman DONALDSON
- Beyond Colonial Linguistics: The Dialectic of Control and Resistance in the Standardization of isiXhosa By Ana DEUMERT & Nkulululeko MABANDLA
- Visions and Revisions of Minority Languages: Standardization and Its Dilemmas By Susan GAL
Lane P., Costa J. & De Korne H. (eds), 2017, Standardizing Minority Languages. Competing Ideologies of Authority and Authenticity in the Global Periphery, New York: Routledge, 258 p.
Paru le 2 octobre 2017 (et en Open Access)