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Tue May 7 2002

Books: Sociolinguistics: Beyond Boundaries

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  1. kathryn, Beyond boundaries by P.Gubbins & M.Holt (eds)

Message 1: Beyond boundaries by P.Gubbins & M.Holt (eds)

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 10:44:00 +0000
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Subject: Beyond boundaries by P.Gubbins & M.Holt (eds)

Title: Beyond Boundaries
Subtitle: Language & Identity in Contemporary Europe
Series Title: Multilingual matters
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Editor: Paul Gubbins 
Editor: Mike Holt 

Hardback: ISBN: 185359556X, Pages: 162, Price: £49.95 / US$79.95 / 
Paperback: ISBN: 1853595551, Pages: 162, Price: £19.95 / US$29.95 / 
BEYOND BOUNDARIES: Language & Identity in Contemporary Europe, edited
by Paul Gubbins and Mike Holt, (University of

This book illustrates that transnational,
national, regional and local change is manifest in a variety of
linguistic and other ways and confirms that language identity in
Europe is diverse, complex and ever-changing. Some contributions focus on
territorial and regional issues and others on multiple identities
associated with migration and urban environments, while others are
concerned with identity in relation to the state or the

Language and identity are closely interwoven: this
collection of essays examines their relationship in a multicultural
Europe and beyond and explores various ways in which language is used
to forge class, regional and national identity. The question of
multiple identity and the role of English are also considered.

Introduction Paul Gubbins and Mike Holt (University of Salford)
1. Language, Nationalism and Globalisation: the Political and Educational
Consequences of Changing Patterns of Language Use Stephen Barbour
(University of East Anglia); 
2. Who we are and where we're going:
Language and Identities in the new Europe Jenny Cheshire 
(Queen Mary & Westfield College, London); 
3. The Lexicon in European Languages
Today: Unification or Diversification Richard Trim 
(University of Aix-Marseille I, France); 
4. Lost in Translation: EU Language Policy in an Expanded Europe Paul Gubbins; 
5. Identity in Transition:
Cultural Memory, Language and Symbolic Russianness Harald Haarmann
(University of Helsinki); 
6. Transformation of the State in Western
Europe: Regionalism in Catalonia and Northern Italy B. Murphy,
C. Diaz-Varela, S. Rino Coluccello (University of Coventry); 
7. Fixing National Borders: Language and Loyalty in Nice Sue Wright 
(Aston University); 
8.The French Language, Universalism and Post-colonial Identity Mike
Holt ; 
9. 'It's a culture thing': Children, Language and Boundary in the Bicultural 
Family, Michael Anderson (University of Newcastle); 
10. Language-use and Identity
among African-Caribbean Young People in Sheffield Lerleen Willis
(Nottingham Trent University); 
11. Punjabi-Urdu in Sheffield: Language
Maintenance and Loss and Development of a Mixed Code <br>Mike
Reynolds (University of Sheffield)


Paul Gubbins, a former journalist, teaches German at the University of
Salford. His research interests include language planning and policy
and the international language Esperanto. Mike Holt is a lecturer
in Arabic at the University of Salford. He has published work on
Arabic linguistics and language and geopolitics. 

Multilingual Matters 122
May 2002 Format
210 x 148mm vi +162 pp
Hbk 1-85359-556-X £49.95 / US$79.95 / CAN$99.95
Pbk 1-85359-555-1 � �19.95 / US$29.95 / CAN$39.95
Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics 
Subject Language(s): English 

Written In: English 
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