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Language: teaching new worlds, new words

bell hooks relates the oppressions, which are caused by the apology to the standard English, to the uses of the varieties from English language in the USA. The author discusses the place of language in the power relations, specifically in the racial hierarchies, and she proposes the resignification of the linguistic uses aiming at the emancipation of the oppressors.

Language; Varieties; Colonization; Oppression; Race


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