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Contents

Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements

Introduction: Language and the Rise of Identity Politics: An Introduction
Christina Späti

PART I: LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY POLITICS: THEORY AND CONCEPTS

Chapter 1. Language and Collective Identity: Theorising Complexity
Peter Ives

Chapter 2. The Politics of Linguistic Identity in Europe: Between the Expression of Power and the Power of Expressivity
Peter A. Kraus

PART II: LANGUAGE AND COLLECTIVE IDENTITY IN MULTILINGUAL STATES

Chapter 3. Language and Identity Politics in Belgium
Claude Javeau

Chapter 4. Plurilingualism and Identity Politics: The Case of Switzerland
Christina Späti

Chapter 5. Languages and Collective Identities in Switzerland: The Case of Bilingual Cantons (Bern, Fribourg, Valais)
Manuel Meune

Chapter 6. Language Rights and Language Endangerment in Canada: The Case of Indigenous Languages
Donna Patrick

PART III: LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY POLITICS IN IMMIGRATION SOCIETIES

Chapter 7. Immigrants and the Reframing of Language and National Identity Politics in the United States
Ronald Schmidt, Sr.

Chapter 8. Challenges of Diversity: Language and Immigration in Switzerland
Damir Skenderovic

Chapter 9. Language and the Transformation of Identity Politics in Minority Francophone Communities in Canada: Between Collective Linguistic Identity and Individualistic Integration Policies
Nicole Gallant

Conclusion: The Problematic Nexus of Language and Identity: Some Concluding Remarks
Robert Gould

Bibliography
Index

Language and Identity Politics

A Cross-Atlantic Perspective

Edited by Christina Sp├Ąti

228 pages, 14 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-942-2 Hb Published (November 2015)

eISBN 978-1-78238-943-9 eBook