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Thu May 17 2001

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Gillian Caglayan, Socioling: The Dominance of English as a Language of Science by Ammon

Message 1: Socioling: The Dominance of English as a Language of Science by Ammon

Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 13:03:37 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <>
Subject: Socioling: The Dominance of English as a Language of Science by Ammon

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter

>From the Series Contributions to the Sociology of Language
Series Editor: Joshua A. Fisman

The Dominance of English as a Language of Science
Effects on Other Languages and Language Communities

Edited by Ulrich Ammon

2001. 23 x 15,5 cm. xiii, 478 pages. Cloth. 
DM 256,- / EUR 130,89 / �S 1869,- (RRP) / sFr 220,- / approx. US$ 128.00
ISBN 3-11-016647-X
(Contributions to the Sociology of Language 84)

The book shows to what degree English is now the dominant language of
science. It gives a world-wide overview of various countries on all
continents aiming beyond description at explanation and even
prediction of future developments. What are the effects of the
dominance of English on languages and speakers? Are other languages
still being modernized under these conditions? Are their speakers
trapped at a permanent disadvantage, or do the advantages of a
world-wide lingua franca outweigh disadvantages for everyone? The book
provides important background information for language planning and
language politics.


I. Overall Perspectives and General Models

Robert B. Kaplan, English - the accidental language of science?

Ang�line Martel, When does knowledge have a national language? Language
policy-making for science and technology

Miguel Siguan, English and the language of science: On the unity of
language and the plurality of languages

Abram de Swaan, English in the social sciences

Heather Murray and Silvia Dingwall, The dominance of English at European
universities: Switzerland and Sweden compared

Grant McConnell, The expansion of English as a language of science and
communication: East and Southeast Asia

II. Countries with a History of English-Language Dominance

Richard Baldauf, Speaking of science: The use by Australian university
science staff of language skills

Bernard Spolsky and Elana Shohamy, The penetration of English as
language of science and technology into the Israeli linguistic
repertoire: A preliminary enquiry

Rodolfo Jacobson, Aspects of scholarly language use in Malaysia:
Switching codes in formal settings

William Y. Wu, Dennis W.K. Chan and Bj�rn H. Jernudd, English in science
communication in Hong Kong: Educational research output

Jerzy Smolicz, Iluminado Nical and Margaret Secombe, English as the
medium of instruction for science and its effects on the languages of
the Philippines

III. Countries with a History of Foreign Languages for Science other
 than, or in addition to, English

Harald Haarmann and Eugene Holman, The impact of English as a language
of science in Finland and its role for the transition to network society

Peter Medgyes and M�nika L�szl�, The foreign language competence of
Hungarian scholars: Ten years later

Britt-Louise Gunnarsson, Swedish, English, French or German - the
language situation at Swedish universities

IV. Countries with an own International Language of Science

Claude Truchot, The languages of science in France: Public debate and
language policies

Roland Willemyns, English in linguistic research in Belgium

Ulrich Ammon, English as a future language of teaching at German
universities? A question of difficult consequences, posed by the decline
of German as a language of science

Rudolf de Cillia and Teresa Schweiger, English as a language of
instruction at Austrian universities

Urs D�rm�ller, The presence of English at Swiss universities

Tatjana Kryochkova, English as a language of science in Russia

Vera L�cia Menezes de Oliveira e Paiva and Adriana Silvina Pagano,
English in Brazil with an outlook on its function as a language of

Fumio Inoue, English as a language of science in Japan. From corpus
planning to status planning

For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222

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