Language, Identity and Conflict

Book 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.

Product information

  • Title: Language, Identity and Conflict
  • Author(s): Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
  • Release date: March 2004
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781134512010