LINGUIST List 12.395

Wed Feb 14 2001

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Kimberly Kahn, Sociolinguistics: LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY, Suzanne Romaine
  2. Kimberly Kahn, Sociolinguistics:PIDGINS AND CREOLES, Ishtla Singh

Message 1: Sociolinguistics: LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY, Suzanne Romaine

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:26:25 -0500
From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY, Suzanne Romaine



LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Second Edition
Suzanne Romaine, Oxford University

Why have 1500 separate languages developed in the Pacific region? Why
do Danes understand Norwegians better than Norwegians understand
Danish? Is Ebonics a language or a dialect?

Linguistics tends to ignore the relationship between languages and the
societies in which they are spoken, while sociology generally
overlooks the role of language in the constitution of society. In
this book Suzanne Romaine provides a clear, lively, and accessible
introduction to the field of sociolinguistics and emphasizes the
constant interaction between society and language. She shows how our
linguistic choices are motivated by social factors, and how certain
ways of speaking come to be vested with symbolic value, drawing from
evidence from studies of cultures and languages all over the world.

This new edition incorporates new material on current issues in the
study of gender as well as other topics such as the linguistic
dimension to the ethnic conflict in the Balkans, and the controversy
over Ebonics in the United States.

Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction: Nationalism, Language, Europe,
Stephen Barbour Chapter 2: Britain and Ireland: The Varying
Significance of Language for Nationalism, Stephen Barbour Chapter 3:
France: 'One State, One Nation, One Language?', Anne Judge Chapter 4:
The Iberian Peninsula: Conflicting Linguistic Nationalisms, Clare
Mar-Molinero Chapter 5: Northern Europe: Languages as Prime Markers of
Ethnic and National Identity, Lars S. Vik�r Chapter 6: The Low
Countries: A Study in Sharply Contrasting Nationalisms, Robert
B. Howell Chapter 7: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg: The
Total Coincidence of Nations and Speech Communities?, Stephen Barbour
Chapter 8: Language and Nationalism in Italy: Language as a Weak
Marker of Identity, Carlo Ruzza Chapter 9: Contrasting Ethnic
Nationalisms: Eastern Central Europe - Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and
the Czech Republic, Barbara T�rnquist-Plewa Chapter 10: 'A People
Exists and that People has its Language': Language Nationalism in the
Balkans, Cathie Carmichael Chapter 11: Greece and European Turkey:
>From Religious to Linguistic Identity, Peter Trudgill Chapter 12:
Coming to Terms with the Past: Language and Nationalism in the
Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Baltic States, and the Russian
Federation, Cathie Carmichael Chapter 13: Conclusions: Language and
National Identity in a Changing Europe, Cathie Carmichael

January 2001 280 pp.; 27 line illus
0-19-873192-2 paper $14.95
Oxford University Press
 

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Kimberly Kahn
Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail: krkoup-usa.org
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Message 2: Sociolinguistics:PIDGINS AND CREOLES, Ishtla Singh

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:27:07 -0500
From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Sociolinguistics:PIDGINS AND CREOLES, Ishtla Singh


PIDGINS AND CREOLES: An Introduction
Ishtla Singh, University of Surrey Roehampton

(An Arnold Publication)

Pidgins and Creoles have always attracted a great
deal of interest - academic and otherwise - but in
recent decades they have become increasingly
important as a field of linguistic inquiry. Placing
pidgins and creoles in the wider setting of linguistic
theory, this book bridges the gap between
introductory material and primary material, revising
students' knowledge of the field as well as
acquainting them with key areas of debate in pidgin
and creole studies. The author provides a carefully
balanced introduction to theoretical aspects of
creolistics as well as an even-handed discussion of
influences on pidgins and creoles which is well
illustrated with rare examples of longer texts.

October 2000 160 pp.; 4 line illus & 2 maps
0-340-70094-7 cloth $65.00
0-340-70095-5 paper $21.95
Oxford University Press
 
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Kimberly Kahn
Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New
York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail:
krkoup-usa.org
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