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LG474 Language Rights

Prof. Peter L. Patrick

Dept. of Language & Linguistics

Human Rights Centre

University of Essex

Week-by-week Schedule, Winter 2017
Class meetings: Monday 9am-11am, in 5N.4.6

 

Week 16

jan 16

Course introduction. Principles of sociolinguistics. The Linguistic Human Rights (LHR) paradigm, pt. 1.

Main Reading:

Mesthrie et al 2000, Chap. 1: “Clearing the ground.” Milroy 2007, “The ideology of the standard language.” Phillipson et al 1994 “Intro” to Linguistic Human Rights. Kontra 2007, “A HR approach ...”. Skutnabb-Kangas 2012, “Linguistic Human Rights”. Lippi-Green 2012, Preface and Introduction.

Further reading:

Wolfram 1997, “Dialect in society”. McConnell 1997, “Global-scale sociolx.” Fishman 1997, “Language & ethnicity.” Rampton 1990. Freeman 2002 Chap. 1. Landman 2006 Chap. 1. Mooney 2012. Nonlinguists: Lippi-Green 2012, Chapter 1.

Web links:

10 Sociolinguistic axioms.  Core ideas from Sociolinguistics.  LHR Paradigm. MOST guide to LRs by nation (Wayback vers)

 

 

 

Week 17

jan 23

Human Rights: Basic approaches. The Linguistic Human Rights (LHR) paradigm, pt. 2.

Main Reading:

Freeman 2002 Chap. 3. Landman 2006 Chap. 3. May 2003 “Rearticulating...”. C Bratt Paulston 1997, “Language policies & language rights.” Stroud & Heugh 2004, “Language rights & linguistic citizenship.” Lippi-Green 2012, Chapter 5, “Language subordination”.

Further reading:

Del Valle 2003, ch. 1 “Intro” to Language Rights & the Law in the US. May 2004 “Rethinking LHR.” Wright 2007, “The right to speak one’s own language.”

Web links:

Intro to Normative Framework for HR and Notes…. What Are Human Rights? LSA Statement on Language Rights.  Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights.

 

 

Week 18

jan 30

Language minorities & minority languages, I. Ethnic & National minorities. Human Rights instruments.

Main Reading:

HR Basics. Oslo Recommendations regarding the Linguistic Rights of National Minorities, & Explanatory Note.  www.osce.org/hcnm/67531

Further reading:

Gorter & Cenoz 2012 “…Minorities in the EU”. Bastarache 2012.

Web links:

International HR Instruments relevant for Language Rights. Linguistic Minority Patterns. De Varennes Lx Minorities notes. Some Definitions of “Minorities”.

 

 

 

 

Week 19

feb 6

Language minorities & minority languages, II. Language policies in multilingual states. Conflicts over multilingualism.

Main Reading:

Catch up on readings to date

Further reading:

May 2001 Language Minority Rights notes

Web links:

Skutnabb-Kangas definitions of mother tongue.

 

 

 

Week 20

feb 13

Language Planning & Policy. Principles & trends in LP/LP. Development of nonwritten languages. Is standardization a good thing?

Main Reading:

Ricento 2006, An intro. to Language Policy. Deumert 2000, “Language Planning & Policy.” Spolsky 2004 Language Policy, Chap. 1.

Further reading:

Daoust 1997, “Language Planning & Language reform”. Shohamy 2006, Language Policy: Hidden Agendas...

Web links:

Language Policy notes. Language Rights in Education. James Crawford’s Language Policy website www.languagepolicy.net. Institute for Language & Education Policy www.elladvocates.org

 

 

Week 21

feb 20

Group Presentation planning day

Main Reading:

Further reading:

Web links:

 

 

 

Week 22

feb 27

Dialect vs Standard in monolingual context. Language minorities II: ‘Race’ & regional minorities. Case: Oakland USA “Ebonics” controversy. Schools I: Gatekeepers for elites. Student presentations.

Main Reading:

Fought 2006, ch. 1, 9. Labov 2008 [=2006 online]. Lippi-Green 2012, Chapters 10 (“…Black language”) and 16 (“…Oakland”). Leap & Mesthrie, “Sociolinguistics & education.”

Further reading:

Baugh 1988, “Language & race: Some implications.” Rickford 1999, “Suite for Ebony & Phonics.” Baugh 1995, “…Econolinguistics”. Lippi-Green 2012, Chapter 6 (“…Education”).

Web links:

LSA 1997 Resolution on Ebonics controversy.  AAA Statement on "Race".  Notes on race & ethnicity.  AAVE and Dialect Rights.

 

 

 

Week 23

mar 6

Extinction/revitalization of indigenous languages. Student presentations.

Main Reading:

Defining “Indigenous”: UN paper. Autochthonous minorities. Martínez Cobo 1981 UNESCO study (skim). UNDRIP 2007.

Further reading:

Cook & Flynn 2008. Darnell 2004. Del Valle 2003, Chap. 7. McCarty et al. 2008. Patrick 2004. Whaley 2004. Walsh 2008. Suggestions from Colin Samson.

Web links:

500-year European Colonialism Map. Indigenous Speakers (Notes PLP). Indigenous Speakers & Languages (ppt). Materials by Colin Samson (ppt). Materials by Darin Flynn. US State Dept 2010 on UNDRIP. Cultural Survival: Commentary. Menominee Girl Suspended for Speaking. Stan Grant on Wiradjuri (Aboriginal) language and identity. Dennis Banks on Boarding Schools.

 

 

Week 24

mar 13

National standards abroad: When majorities become minorities. Cases: Spanish-speakers in the US: migration, integration & English-Only; Creole speakers in the Caribbean: literacy & development. Autochthonous groups; changes in migration; fairness vs diversity; territorial vs personality principles. Student presentations.

Main Reading:

J Freeland, “Linguistic rights…in Creole space”. Del Valle 2003 ch. 4, “Language rights in the workplace”. Tiersma 2012. Lippi-Green 2012, Chapter 12 (“…Hawai’i”). Grin 1995.

Further reading:

C Brown-Blake 2004, “Literacy, language…” S Wright 2004, “Language rights, democracy & the EU”. Opeibi 2012.

Web links:

Language Rights & Creoles (ppt). PCs National Languages. LSA Resolutions: “English Only” & “Unz-Tuchman.”

 

 

Week 25

mar 20

Vulnerable speakers. Student presentations.

Main Reading:

Language & National Origin Group 2004, Guidelines  Patrick 2012 “Language Analysis…”.  R Shuy 1998, “Language & constitutional rights.” S Trinch 2001, “The advocate as gatekeeper…” Goldstein et al 2012 on “…Juvenile suspects…”

Further reading:

D Birch 2000, “A better deal for vulnerable witnesses?”  BPS Guidelines on Memory & the Law. R Butters 2000, “What is about to…” K Maryns 2004, “Identifying the asylum speaker…” F Rock 2012 “The ‘Caution’…”

Web links:

Vulnerable Speakers ppt. Patrick 2017 ppt on LADO.  UK Home Office,  Asylum Policy Guidance; Guidance on Language Analysis.

 

 

 

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