Publication details [#59114]

Zavala, Virginia. 2014. An ancestral language to speak with the “Other”: closing down ideological spaces of a language policy in the Peruvian Andes. Language Policy 13 (1) : 1–20.
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Language as a subject
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This paper explores a language policy promoting Quechua in Peruvian Apurímac, which is being depicted as integrated community united by the local language. Whereas Quechua is linked to deprived and scorned peasants, officials and teachers also apprise it and identify with it as part of their culture.