Language, Nation and Power

An Introduction

  • Robert McColl Millar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 206-232

About this book


Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways in which language has been (and is being) used to construct national (or ethnic) identity. It focuses on the processes by which a language can be planned and standardized and what the results of these processes are. Particular emphasis is given to the historical and social effects which nationalism has had on the development of language since the French Revolution. For students of linguistics, sociology and politics.


bibliography French French revolution identity knowledge language linguistics model nation planning politics revolution sociology standardization

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert McColl Millar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-3972-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50422-6
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