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Language, Identity and Conflict

A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia

By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

Routledge – 2003 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

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Description

This innovative study of language and identity in recent and contemporary cases of ethnic conflict in Europe and Eurasia sets out a response to the limitations in the fields of linguistics and political science. Using examples of language policy and planning in conflict situations, it examines the functions of language as a marker of identity in ethnic conflict, and the extent to which language may be a causal factor in ethnic conflict.

Author Bio

Diarmait Mac Giolla Chr?ost has been a consultant and advisor to a number of national and international agencies. He is currently facilitating a new departure in language planning in Wales through establishing a strategic language planning agency in the form of an innovative partnership arrangement between Trinity College and Carmarthenshire County Council.

Name: Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost. This innovative study of language and identity in recent and contemporary cases of ethnic conflict in Europe and Eurasia sets out a response to the limitations in the fields of linguistics and political science. Using examples of language policy and...
Categories: Language and Culture, Ethnic Identity, European Politics