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Essay heading: Killer Languages
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Date added: January 8, 1997
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This can be through political, social or economic strategies. According to Skutnabb- Kangas (....) “All official languages are potential threats to indigenous and minority languages, but English is the killer language over all others” Linguicism is the term to define these situation where a language or a dialect is privileged as the official or standar one...
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Phillipson (....) explains that linguicism “ It exist among and between speakers of a language, when on dialect is privileged as a ‘standard’. Linguicism exist between speakers of different languages in processes of resource allocation, of the vindication or vilification in discourse of one language rather than another- such as ‘English as the language of modernity and progress’...
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