Language, Society, and the State
From Colonization to Globalization in Taiwan
Series:Language and Social Life 9
Aims and Scope
Using Taiwan as a case study, this book constructs an innovative theory of a political sociology of language. Through documentary and ethnographic data and a comparative-historical method the book illustrates how language mediates interactions between society and the state and becomes politicized as a result; how language, politics and power are intertwined processes; and how these processes are not isolated in institutions but socially embedded.
- xxiii, 264 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Sociolinguistics; Politics of Language; Taiwan; Political Sociology.