- The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society
- List of Contributors
- Introduction—Language and Society: A Critical Poststructuralist Perspective
- Language and Society: Historical Overview and the Emergence of a Field of Study
- Language, Imperialism, and the Modern Nation-State System: Implications for Language Rights
- Language and Political Economy
- Language and Power
- Language Ideologies
- Language Policy and Local Practices
- Language, Migration, Diaspora: Challenging the Big Battalions of Groupism
- Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Globalization, and Superdiversity: Toward Sociolinguistic Repertoires
- Diglossia and Beyond
- Language Shift and Sustainability: Critical Discourses and Beyond
- Discourses of Endangerment from Mother Tongues to Machine Readability
- Sign Languages
- Multiliteracies and Transcultural Education
- Urban Languages in African Contexts: Toward a Multimodal Approach to Urban Languages
- Indigenous Peoples and Their Languages
- Entry Visa Denied: The Construction of Symbolic Language Borders in Educational Settings
- Linguistic Profiling and Discrimination
- From Elderspeak to Gerontolinguistics: Sociolinguistic Myths
- Language and Racialization
- Language and Sexuality
- Linguistic Landscapes
- The Internet, Language, and Virtual Interactions
- Mediatization and the Language of Journalism
- Bilingual Education
- Conclusion: Moving the Study of Language and Society into the Future
Abstract and Keywords
Ideas about language and race are both historically interconnected and contemporarily intertwined. Language is a fundamental characteristic on which race is determined and characterized. This chapter focuses on two crucial aspects of language and racialization: how the humanistic and scientific study of language has served to racialize individuals and groups of people, and how language and notions of language have contributed to academic and non-academic notions of race and culture. Racism based language is one of the last acceptable forms of racism. The chapter presents a perspective for the ways in which language and race have been co-constructed in both research and praxis, and contends that the contemporary definitions of race that do not include considerations of both race and language as fundamental to culture only serve to further subjugate and racialize groups.
Anne H. Charity Hudley is Associate Professor of Education, English, Linguistics, and Africana Studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is associate editor of Language and directs the William and Mary Scholars Program. With Christine Mallinson, she is author of Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools and We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom.
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