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How Not to Be a Language Racist

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This final chapter summarizes the main points of the book and advocates an alternative set of values to those of language racism, including the following: seeing multilingualism rather than monolingualism as the norm; understanding the nature of language and culture in terms of fluidity and heterogeneity; taking a social constructivist view of identity; linking integration to an ideal of social justice and educational equity; supporting flexible multilingual education for all children and working together to break down the walls of ethnic and racial prejudice.

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  • flexible multilingual education
  • identity
  • integration
  • language racism
  • multilingualism as norm
  • prejudice

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Weber, JJ. (2015). How Not to Be a Language Racist. In: Language Racism. Palgrave Pivot, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137531070_9

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