Saturday, January 29, 2011

[MLE] New book on Language Policy and Linguistic Minorities in India

Dear MLE friends,

A new book is coming out which is focusing in the linguistic minorities in India and on the policies related to that in particular:

Language Policy and Linguistic Minorities in India: An Appraisal of the Linguistic Rights of Minorities in India
Thomas Benedikter

You might place an advanced booking as that will give you a good discount. See details below.

Thanks to Diane Dekker (and several others!) for the tip.

Regards,

Karsten


Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.

SIL, South Asia Group

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List Price: $41.95
Price: $28.87
You Save: $13.08 (31%)
Release Date: February 28, 2011

Pre-order now!

Thomas Benedikter
Topic: "Minority Language Rights in the European and Indian Union"
Thomas Benedikter is an economist and social researcher in Bozen (South Tyrol, Italy, 1957), graduated in Economics at the University of Munich (D) and in Political Economy at the University of Trento (I). Besides many years of professional activity in empirical social and economic research along with teaching at high school level and adult study centers and in his home region South Tyrol, since 1983 he has been continuously committed to activities in humanitarian co-operation projects and human rights NGO activities with particular regard to minority issues and indigenous peoples rights, peace and international conflict, information on North-South-issues. T.B. has been working for Amnesty International (section South Tyrol) and has been director of the South Tyrolean branch of the international NGO "Society for threatened Peoples" (based in Germany) and some other international solidarity initiatives. Committed to journalistic and humanitarian purposes he spent about two years with research and project activities in Latin America, the Balkans and South Asia (especially in Nepal, Kashmir and Sri Lanka) and is writing for several news-magazines and reviews. Since 2003 he is collaborating with the European Academy of Bozen (Institute for Minority Rights) for an "Exchange Programme for the Politics of Recognition" (minority rights and minority protection systems) with South Asian partners.

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