By Brigittine M. French
French indicates, with necessary examples, how buildings of language and collective identification are in reality thoughts undertaken to serve the objectives of associations (including the govt., the army, the academic method, and the church) and social actors (including linguists, students, and activists). yet by way of incorporating in-depth fieldwork with teams that talk Kaqchikel and K’iche’ besides analyses of Spanish-language discourses, Maya Ethnolinguistic Identity additionally exhibits how a few participants in city, bilingual Indian groups have disrupted the essentializing tasks of multiculturalism. And by way of concentrating on ideologies of language, the writer is ready to explicitly hyperlink linguistic varieties and services with higher problems with awareness, gender politics, social positions, and the forging of hegemonic energy relations.
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