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Language and political economy: An afterword

Susan Gal

Abstract


This brief commentary sketches some of the historical context and motivations of the writings on language and political economy in the 1980sā€“90s, comparing and highlighting the distinctly different contributions of this special issue. Included are observations made at the roundtable discussion that closed the conference at which the papers gathered in this special issue were first presented.


Keywords


reflexivity, language ideology, inequality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14318/hau6.3.021