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Advances in the Study of Societal Multilingualism

Advances in the Study of Societal Multilingualism

Author: Joshua A. Fishman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783111684376

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 855

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Language Loyalty, Language Planning, and Language Revitalization

Language Loyalty, Language Planning, and Language Revitalization

Author: Nancy H. Hornberger

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853599002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Joshua Fishman is perhaps best known and loved for his pioneering and enduring work in language loyalty and reversing language shift. This volume brings together a selection of his writings on these topics and some of his personal perspectives on the field of sociolinguistics.

Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

Author: Sandra Lee McKay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521484340

Category: Education

Page: 498

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This text provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. This book provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. Chapters cover the basic areas of sociolinguistics, including regional and social variations in dialects, language and gender, World English, and intercultural communication. Each chapter has been specially written for this collection by an individual who has done extensive research on the topic explored. This is the first introductory text to address explicitly the pedagogical implications of current theory and research in sociolinguistics. The book will also be of interest to any teachers with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Advances in the Creation and Revision of Writing Systems

Advances in the Creation and Revision of Writing Systems

Author: Joshua A. Fishman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110807097

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 519

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

International Handbook of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

International Handbook of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Author: Christina Bratt Paulston

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313244847

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 622

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This handbook introduces a theoretical framework for the situations of language maintenance and shift in which bilingual education is found. It also provides a series of case studies of bilingualism or multilingualism within nation-states.

Jiddische Quellen

Jiddische Quellen

Author: Rebekka Denz

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Potsdam

ISBN: 9783940793416

Category: Short stories, Yiddish

Page: 246

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Linguistic Minorities and Literacy

Linguistic Minorities and Literacy

Author: Florian Coulmas

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110865301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 143

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Multilingualism in India

Multilingualism in India

Author: Debi Prasanna Pattanayak

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 185359072X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

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Multilingualism in India is a challenging and stimulating study of the nature and structure of multilingualism in the Indian subcontinent. India, with 1652 mother tongues, between two hundred and seven hundred languages belonging to four language families, written in ten major script systems and a host of minor ones represents multilingualism unparalleled in the democratric world. With four thousand castes and communities and equal number of religious faiths and cults, its multilingualism matches its pluriculturalism.

Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik. Volume 1

Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik. Volume 1

Author: Ulrich Ammon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110858020

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 888

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Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook Sociolinguistics/Soziolinguistik , the then young discipline has changed and developed considerably. The field has left behind its status as an interdiscipline between sociology and linguistics and is now a worldwide established field. Sociolinguistics continues to contribute to solving practical problems in areas such as language planning and standardization, language policy, as well as in language didactics and speech therapy. Moreover, new topics and areas of application have arisen from the autonomy of the discipline - these have been systematically and extensively included in the second edition of the handbook. The new overall concept depicts the regional and disciplinary representativity of sociolinguistic research while offering an encyclopedia-like useablitiy for all its readers. This includes theoretical depth and stringency for readers interested in theory, as well as methodical abundance and detail for empirical researchers. The descriptions of methods are so informative and precise that they can directly be used in the preparation of project planning. Similarly, the descriptions in the practice-oriented articles are so precise that users can accurately assess to what extent they can expect a certain sociolinguistic approach to help solve their problems. With an extensive description as its goal, the second edition of the handbook Sociolinguistics/Soziolinguistik takes into account the current standing of the discipline and the modified structure of the field.

The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics

The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics

Author: Allan Bell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780631228660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

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The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics presents a comprehensive introduction to the main concepts and terms of sociolinguistics, and of the goals, methods, and findings of sociolinguistic research. Introduces readers to the methodology and skills of doing hands-on research in this field Features chapter-by-chapter classic and contemporary case studies, exercises, and examples to enhance comprehension Offers wide-ranging coverage of topics across sociolinguistics. It begins with multilingualism, and moves on through language choice and variation to style and identity Takes students through the challenges involved in conducting their own research project Written by one of the leading figures in sociolinguistics

A Social History of English

A Social History of English

Author: Mr Dick Leith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134711444

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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A Social History of English is the first history of the English language to utilize the techniques, insights and concerns of sociolinguistics. Written in a non-technical way, it takes into account standardization, pidginization, bi- and multilingualism, the issues of language maintenance and language loyalty, and linguistic variation. This new edition has been fully revised. Additions include: * new material about 'New Englishes' across the world * a new chapter entitled 'A Critical Linguistic History of English Texts' * a discussion of problems involved in writing a history of English All terms and concepts are explained as they are introduced, and linguistic examples are chosen for their accessibility and intelligibility to the general reader. It will be of interest to students of Sociolinguistics, English Language, History and Cultural Studies.

Psychology, Development and Social Policy in India

Psychology, Development and Social Policy in India

Author: R. C. Tripathi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9788132210030

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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This book examines how and where psychology can engage itself in the framing of social policies for national as well as human development in India. Although the role that psychological knowledge can play in informing social policy decisions has been discussed for a long time, psychologists by and large have had little role in framing policy decisions related to such important domains as education, health, social justice and social inclusion. Policy makers, not only in India, but more or less everywhere have focused on interventions at the macro level, which has led them to ignore the root causes of the problems lying at the micro level. However, with the more humanistic approaches now being followed by economists and other social scientists, the person in society is slowly taking centrestage. Micro-level variables like happiness, the wellbeing of individuals and the social relationships within which people define themselves are becoming important. Therefore, this book discusses important psychological issues related to human development; particularly, health and education, social justice, social integration, environment and work organizations, besides focusing on some general issues relating to the logic of making social policies. It is a first-ever attempt in India to inform policy makers about how micro-variables can be a crucial factor to consider while framing social policies.