LINGUIST List 12.251

Tue Jan 30 2001

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Socioling: Ideology, Politics and Language Policies by Ricento (ed.)

Message 1: Socioling: Ideology, Politics and Language Policies by Ricento (ed.)

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 10:29:31 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Socioling: Ideology, Politics and Language Policies by Ricento (ed.)

John Benjamins Publishing announces a new work in Sociolinguistics:

Ideology, Politics and Language Policies. Focus on English.
Thomas RICENTO (University of Texas, San Antonio) (ed.)
IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 6
US & Canada: 1 55619 669 5 / USD 75.00 (Hardcover) 
	 1 55619 670 9 / USD 29.95 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 1836 6 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover) 
	 90 272 1837 4 / NLG 60.00 (Paperback)

This volume critically examines the effects of the spread of English
from colonialism to the 'New World Order'. The research explores the
complex and often contradictory roles English has played in national
development. Historical analyses and case studies by leading
researchers in language policy studies reveal that deterministic
relationships between imperial languages, such as English, and
societal hierarchies are untenable, and that support of vernacular
languages in education and public life can serve diverse ideologies
and political agendas. Areas and countries investigated include
Europe, North America, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia,
Singapore, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. The role of theory in language
policy scholarship and practice is critically evaluated. A variety of
research methodologies is used, ranging from macro-sociopolitical and
structural analyses to postmodern approaches. The work collectively
represents a new direction in language policy studies.

Contributions by: 
Thomas Ricento; Helen Moore; Alastair Pennycook; Terrence G. Wiley;
Robert Phillipson; A. Suresh Canagarajah; Selma K. Sonntag; 
Stanley G.M. Ridge.

 John Benjamins Publishing Co.
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Fax: +215 836-1204 +31 20 6739773
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