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Guardians of Language: Twenty Voices Through History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 17, 2016
Pages 345
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198736523
ISBN-10 0198736525
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $55.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book provides an accessible account of the origins and conceptual foundations of language policy. Florian Coulmas discusses the influence of twenty intellectuals from medieval to modern times, and from a variety of cultures, who have taken issue with language, its use, development, and political potential. These 'guardians of language' range from renowned figures such as Dante, Noah Webster, and Gandhi, to less well-known individuals such as the Spanish grammarian Antonio de Nebrija and Senegalese politician and poet Leopold Sedar Senghor. Each chapter begins by providing background information on the scholar whose work is being reviewed and ends with a summary of his key thoughts on language in the form of an imaginary interview.


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