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Plural languages, plural cultures : communication, identity, and sociopolitical change in contemporary India

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Title:Plural languages, plural cultures : communication, identity, and sociopolitical change in contemporary India
Authors:Khubchandani, Lachman Mulchand
East-West Culture Learning Institute
LC Subject Headings:Sociolinguistics - India
Date Issued:1983
Publisher:Honolulu, HI : Published for the East-West Center by University of Hawaii Press
Series:East-West Center book;
Abstract:This study treats of the language scene in South Asia. In particular, it reviews the tribulations of tile Indian polity over various issues pertaining to language in the context of cultural pluralism during the past three decades. Part One "Sociolinguistic Realities" stresses the 'organic' features of communication and identity in plurilingual societies. Part Two "Challenges of Change" probes certain specific issues which plural speech communities face in meeting the demands of contemporary ideologies, institutions, and technology.
Description:"An East-West Center book from the East-West Culture Learning Institute"

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Table of Contents:PART ONE: SOCIOLINGUISTIC REALITIES. 1. Language in a plural society -- 2. Language modernization -- 3. Language manipulation -- 4. Language-promotion activities -- PART TWO: CHALLENGES OF CHANGE. 5. Plural speech communities -- 6. Language ideology in education -- 7. Pressures from language elites -- 8. Directions of language planning -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Languages used as media.
Pages/Duration:xiv 217 p.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/70148
Rights:Copyright 1983 by The East-West Center. All rights reserved
Appears in Collections: East-West Center Books, Reports, and Other Printed Media


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