On Language, Education, Politics, and Identity: A Cross-Linguistics Perspective

A. Nazarudin, A. T.P.G. van Engelenhoven

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To study language and linguistics means to unravel reality with all its aspects. By contextualizing today's reality in different perspectives, we can gain a bigger picture of language phenomena within its context. The chapters in this edited volume present research findings complementing or even challenging ongoing scholarly discussions in the linguistics and humanity studies. The chapters are divided into three big sections based on the issues being discussed: (1) Language and Identity in the Media, (2) Language Acquisition and Education, and (3) Language and Politics. Besides the obvious urgency to problematize these issues due to the dynamics of language development around the globe, there will always be a need to constantly create new conversations on how language and linguistics interacts with multidiscipline study, such as identity, media, and politics. The wide variety of aspects of language studies that are being analyzed in the chapters are shown through the point of view of non-Western scholars, in this case Indonesian scholars. Therefore, it provides alternative ways of interpreting the data and the text. The issues being discussed might seem universal as depicted in the choices of texts, which come from different countries. However, the specificity of each context contributes to a more complex discussion of cross-linguistics aspects on language studies.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages431
ISBN (Print)9781536193374
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2021


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