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Linguistic Enfranchisement

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posted on 2023-04-18, 02:33 authored by Zane Goebel, Anthony JukesAnthony Jukes, Izak Morin
Drawing on sociolinguistic research, this article introduces the concept of 'linguistic enfranchisement' (LE). Large one-to-many participation frameworks, such as schooling, mass media, and bureaucratic institutions, help populations to comprehend a particular variety of language by providing access to written and spoken forms of an emerging 'standard' language of the nation. We refer to this process as LE, while pointing out that LE can be seen as a product. This is so because LE also refers to the linguistic forms that are modelled as a language within these nation-building infrastructures. Nation-building infrastructures also engender LE in other languages, which can ultimately come into competition with the language of the nation-state. We refer to this as 'latent enfranchisement', with 'latent' being used to indicate potential LE. In theorizing LE, we focus on the languages used in political campaign posters from three parts of Indonesia: West Java, Papua, and Manado.

History

Publication Date

2017-01-01

Journal

Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia

Volume

173

Issue

2-3

Pagination

23p. (p. 273-295)

Publisher

Brill

ISSN

0006-2294

Rights Statement

© Zane Goebel, Anthony Jukes and Izak Morin, 2017 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the prevailing CC-BY-NC license at the time of publication.

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