LINGUIST List 11.2241

Mon Oct 16 2000

Books: Sociolinguistics

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <naomilinguistlist.org>


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Directory

  1. Kathryn King, Socioling: Language & Society in a Changing Italy, A.Tosi
  2. Kathryn King, Socioling: Language Revitalisation Processes & Prospects, K.A.King
  3. Kathryn King, Socioling: Can Threatened Languages be saved?, J.A.Fishman (Ed.)
  4. Kathryn King, Socioling: Multilingualism in Spain, M.T.Turell (Ed.)

Message 1: Socioling: Language & Society in a Changing Italy, A.Tosi

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 14:48:19 +0100
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Socioling: Language & Society in a Changing Italy, A.Tosi


LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY IN A CHANGING ITALY

Arturo Tosi
(Royal Holloway, University of London)

"This account of the Italian sociolinguistic situation finds its place
in the small group of top quality descriptions of Italian, in any
language, and is probably the best available in English. The book will
undoubtedly go into reading lists for courses in Italian linguistics,
the use of Italian, language and society in modern Italy, Italian
cultural studies etc. It is an outstanding and welcome addition to the
resources."
Giulio Lepschy, University College London

KEY FEATURES
* Clear, wide coverage, deft presentation
* Up-to-date both for the evidence considered and for the theoretical
 and methodological viewpoints adopted
* Deals with complex questions while avoiding jargon

DESCRIPTION
This book examines the interrelation between language and society in
contemporary Italy. It aims to provide an up to date account of
linguistic diversity, social variation, special codes and language
varieties within Italian society, and in situations of language contact
both within and outside Italy.

CONTENTS:
 Introduction
I Everyday Language: Evolution and Variation
1. Language Planning and Language Change; 
2. Linguistic Diversity; 
3. Standard and Non-Standard Variations; 
4. Language in Education; 
5. New Conventions
II Special Languages: Tradition and Innovations
6. The Language of Bureaucracy; 
7. The Language of Politicians; 
8. The Language of Newspapers;
9. The Language of Advertising; 
10.The Language of Young People
III Language Contacts: Origins and Status
11.Italian and English in Italy; 
12.Italian in English-speaking Countries; 
13.Italian in Multilingual Europe
Bibliography; Index

AUTHOR INFORMATION
Arturo Tosi is Professor of Italian at Royal Holloway, University of
London and Professor of Sociolinguistics at Siena University, Italy. His
research interests include sociolinguistics, contact linguistics,
translation studies, the language question in Europe and educational and
language policy.

Multilingual Matters 117(MM 117) December 2000 
Format: 210 x 148mm xii+280pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-501-2 �59.95/ US$89.95/ CAN$119.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-500-4 �24.95/ US$39.95/ CAN$49.95



Kathryn King
Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall
Victoria Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7HH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1275-876519; Fax: +44 (0) 1275-871673
Email: kathrynmultilingual-matters.com
www.multilingual-matters.com
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Message 2: Socioling: Language Revitalisation Processes & Prospects, K.A.King

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 14:49:20 +0100
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Socioling: Language Revitalisation Processes & Prospects, K.A.King



LANGUAGE REVITALIZATION PROCESSES AND PROSPECTS
Quichua in the Ecuadorian Andes

Kendall A. King
(New York University)

King's book will require all those interested in planned language
revitalization to rethink and revise their theories and recommendations.
This is a thorough and interesting work about a part of the world that
most of us know only second-hand and we will long be indebted to King
for taking us there and giving us a good taste of the "real thing". This
is one of the most stimulating works on Pacific Coast Latin America in a
good, long time, and it is an absolutely first rate piece of
sociolinguistic research. 
Joshua Fishman Distinguished University Research Professor of Social
Sciences (Emeritus), Yeshiva University

KEY FEATURES
* Describes in full detail the everyday travails and rewards of
 revitalization efforts, skillfully placing them in a larger theoretical
 framework and analyzing them dispassionately
* Interprets findings in a sensitive way while keeping necessary
 scholarly distance 
* Substantially expands understanding of what it is likely to be
 entailed in language revitalization efforts and what sort of obstacles
 may interfere with their realization 

DESCRIPTION
This work explores educational and community efforts to revitalize the
Quichua language in two indigenous Andean communities of southern
Ecuador. Analyzing the linguistic, social, and cultural processes of
positive language shift, this book contributes to our understanding of
formal and informal educational efforts to revitalize threatened
languages.

CONTENTS
Foreword
1. Language Revitalization
2. Setting the Scene
3. Language use and Ethnic Identity in Lagunas
4. Language use and Ethnic Identity in Tambopamba 
5 Quichua Instruction and the Community Schools 
6. Prospects and Processes Revisited
Appendices, Bibliography, Index

AUTHOR INFORMATION
Kendall A. King holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of
California, Santa Barbara (1991), an M.A. in TESOL from the University
of Pennsylvania (1993), and a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the
University of Pennsylvania (1997). She is presently an Assistant
Professor at New York University.

November 2000
Bilingual Education & Bilingualism 24 (BE 24) Format: 210x148mm xii+230pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-495-4 �59.95/ US$89.95/ CAN$119.95 
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-494-6 approx. �24.95/ US$39.95/ CAN$49.95



Kathryn King
Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall
Victoria Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7HH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1275-876519; Fax: +44 (0) 1275-871673
Email: kathrynmultilingual-matters.com
www.multilingual-matters.com
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Message 3: Socioling: Can Threatened Languages be saved?, J.A.Fishman (Ed.)

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 14:51:44 +0100
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Socioling: Can Threatened Languages be saved?, J.A.Fishman (Ed.)


CAN THREATENED LANGUAGES BE SAVED?
Reversing Language Shift, Revisited: A 21st Century Perspective

Edited by Joshua A. Fishman
(Emeritus Professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology,
 Yeshiva University)

KEY FEATURES
� Latest in a long line of influential publications by this famous
 sociolinguist
� Impressive collection of expert contributors, covering all areas of the world
� Revisits and develops many of the issues discussed in Fishman's
 ground-breaking 1991 book Reversing Language Shift

DESCRIPTION
Defenders of threatened languages all over the world, from advocates of
biodiversity to dedicated defenders of their own
cultural authenticity, are often humbled by the dimensity of the task
that they are faced with when the weak and the few seek to find a safe-
harbour against the ravages of the strong and the many. This book
provides both practical case studies and theoretical directions from all
five continents and advances thereby the collective pursuit of
"reversing language
shift" for the greater benefit of cultural democracy everywhere. 

CONTENTS
PREFACE: Reversing Language Shift; 
1. Why is it so hard to save a threatened language? Joshua A. Fishman
THE AMERICAS: 
2. Reversing Navajo Language Shift, Revisited Tiffany Lee (Stanford Univ) 
 & Daniel McLaughlin (Dine College)
3. How Threatened is the Spanish of New York Puerto Ricans? Ofelia
 Garcia (Long Island Univ) Jose Luis Morin (City Univ of New York) &
 Klaudia Rivera (Long Island Univ); 
4. A Decade in the Life of a Two-in- One Language - Yiddish in New York City 
 Joshua A. Fishman; 
5. Reversing Language Shift in Quebec Richard Y. Bourhis 
 (Universite du Quebec a Montreal); 
6. Otomi language shift and some recent efforts to reverse it Yolanda Lastra 
 (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico); 
7. Reversing Quechua language shift in South America Nancy H. Hornberger 
 (Univ of Pennsylvania) & Kendall A. King (New York Univ).
EUROPE: 
8. Irish Language Production and Reproduction 1981-1996 P�draig � Riag�in 
 (Institiuid Teangeolaiochta Eireann); 
9. A Frisian Update of Reversing Language Shift Durk Gorter (Fryske Academy);
10.Reversing Language Shift: The Case of Basque Maria-Jose Azurmendi
 (Univ of the Basque Country), Erramun Bachoc (Basque Cultural Institute), 
 Francisca Zabeleta (Public University of Navarre); 
11.Catalan A Decade Later Miquel Strubell (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).
AFRICA AND ASIA: 
12.Saving Threatened Languages in Africa: A Case Study of Oko Efurosibina 
 Adegbija (Univ of Ilorin, Nigeria); 
13.Andamanese: Biological Challenge for Language Reversal E. Annamalai & 
 V. Gnanasundaram (C.I.I.L, Mysore); 
14."Akor Itak" Our Language, Your Language - Ainu in Japan John C. Maher 
 (International Christian Univ, Tokyo);
15.Hebrew After a Century of RLS Efforts Bernard Spolsky (Bar-Illan Univy) & 
 Elana Shohamy (Tel Aviv Univ).
THE PACIFIC: 
16.Can the Shift from Immigrant Languages be Reversed in Australia? 
 Michael Clyne (Monash Univ); 
17.Is the Extinction of Australia's Indigenous Languages Inevitable?
 Joseph Lo Bianco & Mari Rhydwen (National Language and Literacy
 Institute of Australia); 
18:RLS in Aotearoa/New Zealand 1989-1999 Richard & Nena Benton 
 (Waikato University).
CONCLUSIONS: 
19:From Theory to Practice (and Vice Versa): Review, Reconsideration and 
 Reiteration Joshua A. Fishman

EDITOR INFORMATION 
Joshua A. Fishman, a leading sociolinguist, is Distinguished
University Research Professor, Social Sciences, Emeritus, at the
Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University, and Visiting Professor
at Stanford University, New York University, City University of New
York Graduate Center and Long Island University. He is the
author/editor of 38 books including Reversing Language Shift
(Multilingual Matters, 1991) and the General Editor (and founder) of
the International Journal of the Sociology of Language and of the book
series Contributions to the Sociology of Language.

Multilingual Matters 116 
November 2000 Format: 210x148mm xi+ 492pp 
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-493-8 �59.95/ US$89.95/ CAN$119.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-492-X �24.95/ US$39.95/ CAN$49.95




Kathryn King
Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall
Victoria Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7HH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1275-876519; Fax: +44 (0) 1275-871673
Email: kathrynmultilingual-matters.com
www.multilingual-matters.com
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Message 4: Socioling: Multilingualism in Spain, M.T.Turell (Ed.)

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 14:52:36 +0100
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Socioling: Multilingualism in Spain, M.T.Turell (Ed.)




MULTILINGUALISM IN SPAIN
Sociolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Aspects of Linguistic Minority
Groups

Edited by M. Teresa Turell (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

KEY FEATURES
� Contributes to the description of languages and communities in Spain,
 in particular those which have never been described and up-dating the
 available data on the officially recognised languages of Spain 
� Reveals more about the different languages and communities in order to
 contribute to necessary understanding between people and peoples,
 migrant and host. 

DESCRIPTION

Multilingualism in Spain deals with the sociolinguistic and
psycholinguistic aspects of established and new migrant minority
groups in Spain. Three guiding analytical research approaches cut
across minorities in Spain: language, migration and discrimination,
although not all aspects apply to all minorities in the same way: some
are characterised by language, migration and discrimination; other
communities are only defined by language and migration, but their
members are not discriminated against socially and culturally; another
group of communities are not characterised by recent migration, but
they are discriminated against and/or their languages not even
officially recognised; lastly, there are some other communities that
do not find enough legal and institutional support and their languages
may suffer discrimination.

CONTENTS
Foreword Viv Edwards; 
1. Spain's Multilingual Make-up M. Teresa Turell
PART I: The Larger Established Minorities
2. The Catalan-speaking Communities M. �. Pradilla (Univ Rovira i Virgili); 
3. The Basque-speaking Communities J. Cenoz (Univ of the Basque Country) & 
 J. Perales (Basque Govt HABE Institute); 
4. The Galician Speech Community C. Hermida (Univ de Santiago).
PART II: The Smaller Established Minorities
5. The Occitan Speech Community of the Aran Valley J. Su�ls & �. Huguet
 (Univ de Lleida); 
6. The Astur-Leonese (Bable) Speech Community R. Gonz�lez-Quevedo 
 (Univ Aut�noma de Madrid); 
7. The Sign Language Communities R. Vallverd�.
PART III: The Other Established Minorities
8. The Gitano Communities �. Marzo & M. T. Turell; 
9. The Jewish Communities B. Vigil
PART IV: The New Migrant Minorities
10.The Brazilian Community M. T. Turell & N. Lavratti (Centro de
 Estudos Brasileiros); 
11.The Cape Verdean Community L. L�pez Trigal (Univ de Le�n); 
12.The Chinese Community J. Beltr�n (Univ Pompeu Fabra) & G. Garc�a; 
13.The Italian Community R. M. Torrens (Univ de Barcelona); 
14.The Maghrebi Communities B. Gari (Univ Aut�noma de Barcelona); 
15.The Portuguese Community L. L�pez Trigal (Univ de Le�n);
16.The UK Community M. T. Turell & C. Coroll (Univ Pompeu Fabra); 
17.The US American Community M. Teresa Turell & Christina Corcoll 
 (Univ Pompeu Fabra).

AUTHOR INFORMATION
M. Teresa Turell (Ph.D. Universitat de Barcelona) is Professor of
English Linguistics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). She has
conducted extensive research on Catalan and English sociolinguistic
variation. She is the author of No One-to-One in Grammar (1983),
Elements per a la Recerca Socioling��stica a Catalunya (1984), Nuevas
Corrientes Ling��sticas (1990), La Socioling��stica de la Variaci� (1995). 

Multilingual Matters 115 (MM115) November 2000 Format 234 x 156mm
xiv+329 pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-491-1 �49.95/ US$79.95/ CAN$99.95



Kathryn King
Multilingual Matters Ltd
Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall
Victoria Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7HH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1275-876519; Fax: +44 (0) 1275-871673
Email: kathrynmultilingual-matters.com
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