The Kurdish Linguistic Landscape:

Vitality, Linguicide and Resistance

International Journal of the Sociology of Language 217 (2012)

[Special issue]

Jaffer Sheyholislami, Amir Hassanpour, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas

Issue editors

 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Kurdish: Linguicide, resistance, and hope

AMIR HASSANPOUR, JAFFER SHEYHOLISLAMI, and TOVE SKUTNABB-KANGAS

 

2. Kurdish in Iran: A case of restricted and controlled tolerance

JAFFER SHEYHOLISLAMI

 

3. The indivisibility of the nation and its linguistic divisions

AMIR HASSANPOUR

 

4. Modernity and the linguistic genocide of Kurds in Turkey

DESMOND FERNANDES

 

5. Turkey’s Kurdish language policy

WELAT ZEYDANLIOǦLU

 

6. Untying the tongue-tied: Ethnocide and language politics

UǦUR ÜMIT ÜNGÖR

 

7. Sociolinguistic situation of Kurdish in Turkey: Sociopolitical factors and language use patterns

ERGIN ÖPENGIN

 

8. Book review: Politics and language ideology in Kurdish lexicography

AMIR HASSANPOUR

 

9. Concluding remarks

TOVE SKUTNABB-KANGAS, JAFFER SHEYHOLISLAMI, and AMIR HASSANPOUR

 

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