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Testing for linguistic injustice: territoriality and pluralism

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 November 2018

Helder De Schutter
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Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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Abstract

This article develops a linguistic injustice test. Language policy measures passing the test conflict with the normative ideal of equal language recognition. The first part of the test checks for external restrictions - language policies that grant more recognition to one language group than to another. The second part of the test checks for internal restrictions - language policies that grant more recognition to some members of a language group than to other members of the same group. The article then applies the linguistic injustice test to two models of linguistic justice: linguistic territoriality and linguistic pluralism. It is argued that real-life cases of linguistic territoriality tend to pass the test. It is argued that instantiations of linguistic pluralism tend to fail the test.

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