Language Ideologies and Multilingualism: Discourses of the Loss of Language - Volume 4 Number 2 (Jun. 2018) - IJLLL

IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(2): 80-83 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.2.154

Language Ideologies and Multilingualism: Discourses of the Loss of Language

Meti Mallikarjun
Abstract—This paper attempts to explore an ecological understanding of the loss of language in a multilingual country such as India. India is abundantly blessed with linguistic diversity. Tribal, minorities’, and non-schedule languages can significantly contribute to the development of linguistic diversity of this country. Linguistic pluralities and ideologies intrinsically exist in various forms of sociolinguistic narratives of our societies. These narratives happen to be the primary representations of subaltern groups and also marginalized communities of this country. In this paper, we point out linguistic diversities and ideologies in ‘commonsense’ beliefs, political and sociocultural orientations. However, there is a cultural and linguistic loss that always takes place in the process of linguistic globalization and imperialism.

Index Terms—Language Ideologies Multilingualism Endangerment Diversity democracy hegemony.

Meti Mallikarjun is with the Dept. of Linguistics, Sahyadri Arts College, Kuvempu University, Vidyanagar, Shivamogga, 577203 (e-mail:meti.mallikarjun@gmail.com).

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Cite:Meti Mallikarjun, "Language Ideologies and Multilingualism: Discourses of the Loss of Language," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 80-83, 2018.

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