Standardizing Diversity: The Political Economy of Language Regimes

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Using a newly assembled dataset and drawing on fieldwork data from Malaysia and Singapore, Liu finds that how linguistic power is distributed--specifically whether a lingua franca is recognized exclusively or above all others--can generate social trust, attract foreign investment, and therefore indirectly promote economic growth.

Standardizing Diversity: The Political Economy of Language Regimes 2015, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812246728

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