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    Minority rights in a supra-national era: the case of the deaf community in the UK

    McEntee-Atalianis, Lisa (2006) Minority rights in a supra-national era: the case of the deaf community in the UK. Birkbeck Studies in Applied Linguistics 1 , pp. 20-40. ISSN 1754-5366.

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    Abstract

    The hegemonic influences of nationalism have led to the decline and loss of many minority languages. In recent years however, in parallel with supranationalism, minority groups and Linguistic Human Rights (LHRs) advocates have promoted equitable rights for all. This paper will discuss the field of LHR and will specifically address the rights of D/deaf children in the UK. It is argued that despite official recognition of British Sign Language in 2003 significant steps have not been taken to promote and support a paradigm shift, from viewing the Deaf as a ‘disabled’ grouping to viewing them as a socio-cultural minority.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 09:32
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 17:31
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16307

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