Linguistic Genocide in Education--Or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights?

@inproceedings{SkutnabbKangas2008LinguisticGI,
  title={Linguistic Genocide in Education--Or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights?},
  author={Tove Skutnabb-Kangas,},
  year={2008}
}
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part I: Setting the Scene. What Is Happening to the Languages of the World. Connections Between Biodiversity and Linguistic and Cultural Diversity. Mother Tongue(s), Culture, Ethnicity, and Self-Determination. Linguistic Diversity--Curse or Blessing? To Be Maintained or Not? Why? Part II: Linguistic Genocide, State Policies, and Globalisation. State Policies Towards Languages--Linguistic Genocide, Language Death, or Support for Languages? Globalisation, Power… 

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