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Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: Perceptions, Practices and Policy

Supriya Pattanayak (Editor) Chandrabhanu Pattanayak (Editor) Jennifer M. Bayer (Editor)

This book is a collection of essays in honour of Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, for whom multilingualism and mother tongue education a means to secure social and linguistic justice. Dealing with the concept of multilingualism, this book aims to bring to the reader the evolution of cultures and its direct or indirect relation to language development in a multilingual society. This book comprises a wide variety of essays all brought together by common theme that examines multilingualism and its complexities in terms of sociolinguistic hierarchy.

Contents: Preface. 1. Multiculturalisms: a perspective from self/D. P. Pattanayak. 2. The petals of the Indian Lotus-Debi and diversities/Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson. 3. Development of language: government and the community/E. Annamalai. 4. Metaphors, diversity and sustainable education: conversations of multilingual practices between India, Africa and Australia/Kathleen Heugh. 5. Hierarchy, discrimination and language disadvantage in Indian multilingualism/Ajit K. Mohanty and Minati Panda. 6. (Media) ted Orality/Chandrabhanu Pattanayak. 7. Multi-scriptable links/Jennifer M. Bayer. 8. Multilingual mind, multi-competence and conceptual metaphor/Hans R. Dua. 9. A historical context of multilingual education in India/Urmishree Bedamatta. 10. Multilingualism and language disorders: some reflections/Basanti Devi. 11. ‘Hanging on’ to multilingualism in a homogenising monolingual-imperial ‘glocal’ context…or ‘the displaced should never expect a rose garden’/Jacques Boulet. 12. Facets of multilingualism: a personal perspective/Margaret Kumar. 13. Social meaning and language use: critical discourse perspective/S. Imtiaz Hasnain. 14. Erosion of cultural and linguistic bases in South Asia/Udaya Narayana Singh. 15. Convergence vs. ‘subversion’: two different perspectives on language contact and their relevance to South Asia/Hans Henrich Hock. 16. Personal names and identity-construction in Pakistan/Tariq Rahman. 17. On linguistic diversity in India/B. N. Patnaik. 18. Linguistic diversity and the human services in India/Supriya Pattanayak. 19. Do Koraput Munda, Lower Munda or Even South Munda really exist? Once more on the still unresolved classification of the Munda languages/Gregory D and S. Anderson. 20. Endangerment of Betta Kurumba (Tamil Nadu), Betta Kuruba (Karnataka) and Uralikuruman (Kerala) V. Gnanasundaram, R. Perialwar and K. Rangan. 21. Of multilinguality, ‘a language’, the native speaker and education/Rama Kant Agnihotri. 22. A nation proud of its language diversity/Ganesh Devy. Index.

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Title Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: Perceptions, Practices and Policy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.03.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788125060000
length xii6+396p., 23cm.