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Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics

Ingrid Piller


Understanding and addressing linguistic disadvantage must be a central facet of the social justice agenda of our time. This book explores the ways in which linguistic diversity mediates social justice in liberal democracies undergoing rapid change due to high levels of migration and economic globalization. Focusing on the linguistic dimensions of economic inequality, cultural domination, and imparity of political participation, Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice employs a case-study approach to real-world instances of linguistic injustice. Linguistic diversity is a universal characteristi ... More

Keywords: community participation, discrimination, English as a global language, globalization, education, employment, inequality, linguistic diversity, migration, social justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199937240
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ingrid Piller, author
Professor of Linguistics, Macquarie University