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Linguistics in Pursuit of Justice

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By Baugh, John

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As a black child growing up in inner-city neighborhoods 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 America...ns 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 9781316607312
Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781316607312
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 30 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Baugh, John
Category Sociolinguistics
Historical & Comparative Linguistics
Equal Opportunities
Law & Society
Number of Pages 235
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 306.4408
Weight 322g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Sociolinguistics, Prejudices
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education