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By Elana Shohamy

Guidelines relating language use are more and more demonstrated in an age of common migration and cultural synthesis. With conflicting elements and altering political climates influencing the policy-makers, Elana Shohamy considers the consequences that those rules have at the actual humans concerned. utilizing examples from the united states and united kingdom, she indicates how language guidelines are promoted and imposed, brazenly and covertly, throughout assorted international locations and in several contexts. Concluding with arguments for a extra democratic and open method of language coverage and making plans, the ultimate word is considered one of optimism, suggesting innovations for resistance to language attrition and how one can shield the linguistic rights of teams and participants.

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Thus, military uniforms serve as devices for creating “uniformity”; school uniforms or dress codes are believed by some to be effective devices for transmitting educational messages of discipline, standards, decreasing violence, a serious approach to learning, control of permissiveness, the suppressing of radicalism and the increasing of respect towards teachers and society. Opponents argue that children find ways to undermine uniformity by constantly expressing individuality through other items not specified in the dress code and that it denies freedom of expression.

Ronit Matalon, a well-known writer, argues for the inclusion of visuals as part of texts, since they provide deeper and more insightful meanings to writings. She claims that pictures were the main aid to constructing the text and she realized how useful they were for understanding the deeper meaning of the text and therefore decided to include them in her writings. Yet, she notes that she received major criticism from the literary community, especially from critics Expanding language 19 claiming that pictures did not belong in “serious” literary texts; pictures are so widely accepted in children’s literature but not in adults’ literature.

9). She argues that “It might be better to begin by thinking of images as a far-flung family which has migrated in time and space and undergone profound mutations in the process” (p. 9). She then classifies images into a number of categories to differentiate images from one another on the basis of boundaries between different institutional discourses. Languaging through numbers The use of numbers is another way of languaging that transmits important, meaningful messages. Orlee Shohamy (2000) describes a fashion in New York City of naming places, restaurants, bars and clubs after their street addresses.

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