India british policy even after independence english

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India: British policy / even after independence, English is one of the joint national languages along with Hindi that leaves many people out of the loop Latin America: Spanish policies / it ignores and marginalize indigenous languages and, as a result, most of the Amerindian tribes in the rural and mountainous hinterlands, and to educate through Spanish. The Soviet Union: the soviet policy to allow them a degree of cultural autonomy but to insist that they should learn Russian / it was impossible to get into higher education and the higher echelons of the armed forces unless applicants were fluent in Russian.
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5. What are the four main legacies of colonial language practices? - ethnic plurality, linguistic complexity, formal school systems which led to educational dependency, and language decline 6. In what ways does linguistic imperialism undermine the efforts to elevate the status of local languages in post-colonial contexts? - most of the textbooks used in schools and universities are published in English, Spanish, or French while most of people in Africa are illiterate in these languages 7. What are two strategies of post-colonial countries regarding redrawing language policies and what are some of the repercussions of these strategies. - The policy that exacerbates conflicts between ethnic groups - The policy that harmonizes conflicts between ethnic groups
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  • Spring '08
  • Staff
  • Ode, Official language, Language policy

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