Iconization, Erasure, and Fractal Recursivity

According to Judith Irvine and Susan Gal, language ideology arises because language owners and users are themselves subject to the political and moral issues that permeate any given socio-linguistic field. In short, as the said writers succinctly put it, viewing a language from nowhere [i.e., objectively] is impossible. As a consequence, any attempt to understand …

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