The brutality and linguicism against Tamils in Sri Lanka that took the lives of thousands of Tamil lives because of the language they spoke.
Linguistic discrimination manifests itself in the negative or distinct treatment of individuals due to the way they speak, for example via people not being given a job or allowed to rent a house on the basis of their accent or being treated as second class citizens or somehow intellectually inferior and less socially valuable.
In the s, linguist William Stokoe proved ASL to be its own language based on its unique structure and grammar, separate from that of English.
But vanity, not love, has been my folly. Members of the majority culture, the most powerful group, who would be quite willing to accept and champion equality in other social and educational domains, may continue to reject the legitimacy of a dialect other than their own.Miss Bingley also disapproves of her brother's esteem for Jane Bennet, and is disdainful of society in Meryton. Scottish Gaelic also had no official status until ; it was banned from the educational system because it was "one of the chief, principal causes of barbarity and incivility" in the words of one statue. The misconception that ASL users are incapable of complex thought was prevalent, although this has decreased as further studies about its recognition of a language have taken place. Afraid to follow their own morals, they suffocate under the social pressure of killing innocent people because of the harsh emotional label that is placed upon them. Marrying a woman of a rich family also ensured a linkage to a high family, as is visible in the desires of Bingley's sisters to have their brother married to Georgiana Darcy. His aunt, Lady Catherine, later characterises these differences in particularly harsh terms when she conveys what Elizabeth's marriage to Darcy will become, "Will the shades of Pemberley be thus polluted? French was for a long time the only official language and the sole language of education, administration, law and justice despite Dutch being the language of the majority of the population. For example, in the United States it is common to perceive Southerners as less intelligent.
The misconception that ASL users are incapable of complex thought was prevalent, although this has decreased as further studies about its recognition of a language have taken place. The best answer linguists can give, such as the authors of "Do You Speak American?
For example, ASL users faced overwhelming discrimination for the supposedly "lesser" language that they use and were met with condescension especially when using their language in public.
Linguistic discrimination takes the beliefs and feelings involved in linguistic prejudice and turns them into actions. As soon as these kind of books were published and listened tothe language that people outside the SE of England spoke became wrong.