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Linguistics in Pursuit of Justice

Linguistics in Pursuit of Justice (Hardback)

By Baugh, John

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As a black child growing up in inner-city neighbourhoods in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, John Baugh witnessed racial discrimination at a young age and began to notice correlations between language and race. While attending college he worked at a Laundromat serving African Americ...ans who were often subjected to mistreatment by the police. His observations piqued his curiosity about the ways that linguistic diversity might be related to the burgeoning Civil Rights movement for racial equality in America. Baugh pursued these ideas whilst traveling internationally only to discover alternative forms of linguistic discrimination in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean and South America. He coined the phrase 'linguistic profiling' based on experimental studies of housing discrimination, and expanded upon those findings to promote equity in education, employment, medicine and the law. This book is the product of the culmination of these studies, devoted to the advancement of equality and justice globally.
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ISBN 9781107153455
Released NZ 25 Jan 2018
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781107153455
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 25 Jan 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Baugh, John
Category Language and Literature
Language & Linguistics
Historical & Comparative Linguistics
Social Issues
Equal Opportunities
Law & Society
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 175mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 306.4408
Weight 450g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Sociolinguistics, Prejudices
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education