Shades of Decolonial Voices in Linguistics

Sinfree Makoni, Cristine Severo, Ashraf Abdelhay, Anna Kaiper-Marquez, Višnja Milojičić

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This book argues that Linguistics, in common with other disciplines such as Anthropology and Sociology, has been shaped by colonization. It outlines how linguistic practices may be decolonized, and the challenges which such decolonization poses to linguists working in diverse areas of Linguistics. It concludes that decolonization in Linguistics is an ongoing process with no definite end point and cannot be completely successful until universities and societies are decolonized too. In keeping with the subject matter, the book prioritizes discussion, debate and the collaborative, creative production of knowledge over individual authorship. Further, it mingles the voices of established authors from a variety of disciplines with audience comment and dialogue to produce a challenging and inspiring text that represents an important step along the path it attempts to map out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherChannel View Publications
Number of pages249
ISBN (Electronic)9781800418547
ISBN (Print)9781800418523
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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