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Missing from the 'minority mainstream': Pahari-speaking diaspora in Britain

Hussain, Serena (2015). Missing from the 'minority mainstream': Pahari-speaking diaspora in Britain. Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development,36(5):483-497.

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Title Missing from the 'minority mainstream': Pahari-speaking diaspora in Britain
Author Hussain, Serena
Journal Name Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 36
Issue Number 5
ISSN 0143-4632   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84938530706
Start Page 483
End Page 497
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Pahari speakers form one of the largest ethnic non-European diasporas in Britain. Despite their size and over 60 years of settlement on British shores, the diaspora is shrouded by confusion regarding official and unofficial categorisations, remaining largely misunderstood as a collective with a shared ethnolinguistic memory. This has had implications for the recognition of Pahari within mainstream minority language provision. The first half of the article explores why Pahari has remained largely absent within discourse on minority languages in Britain. The second half of the article documents attempts from within the diaspora to address this gap through promoting and representing Pahari within a British context.
Keywords minority languages
language politics
diaspora
ethnic minorities
colonialism
media
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2014.953539   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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