LINGUIST List 14.2981

Fri Oct 31 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics: Maurais, Morris (eds)/Lazar

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  1. jreid, Languages in a Globalising World: Maurais, Morris (eds)
  2. jreid, Meanings and Metaphors: Lazar

Message 1: Languages in a Globalising World: Maurais, Morris (eds)

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 07:17:36 +0000
From: jreid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Languages in a Globalising World: Maurais, Morris (eds)


		
Title: Languages in a Globalising World
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
 http://www.cup.org
			
Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521821738
Availability: Available
 
Editor: Jacques Maurais, Office of French Language of Qu�bec 
Editor: Michael A. Morris, Clemson University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521821738, Pages: 362, Price: U.S. $: 65
Hardback: ISBN: 0521821738, Pages: 362, Price: U.K. �: 47.50
Hardback: ISBN: 0521821738, Pages: 362, Price: AUS $: 160
Hardback: ISBN: 0521821738, Pages: 362, Price: Europe EURO: 65.97

Abstract:
			
Throughout human history, the fate of languages has been closely
linked to political power relationships. Political shifts in the
international system continue to affect linguistic patterns, which
today are still in a state of flux following the end of the Cold
War. This book considers the effects of present-day trends in global
politics on the relative status of languages, and the directions in
which the linguistic hierarchy might develop in the future. What are
the prospects for the continuing spread of English? Will other
traditionally prominent languages such as French and German gain or
lose influence? Will languages such as Arabic and Japanese increase in
international status? Will minority languages continue to lose ground
and disappear? The book assesses these prospects, looking at the major
world regions, and with its interdisciplinary approach it will appeal
to researchers and students of sociolinguistics and language planning
as well as of international relations.

1. Introduction (Jacques Maurais and Michael A. Morris)

Part I. Global Communication Challenges: 
2. Toward a new global linguistic order? (Jacques Maurais)
3. The geostrategies of interlingualism (Mark Fettes)
4. Language policy and linguistic theory (Douglas A. Kibbee)
5. Babel and the market: geostrategies for minority languages (Jean
 Laponce)
6. Forecasting the fate of languages (William F. Mackey)

Part II. Major Areas: 
7. Language geostrategy in Eastern and Central Europe: assessment and
 perspectives (Ferenc Fodor and Sandrine Peluau)
8. Languages and supranationality in Europe: the linguistic influence
 of the European Union (Claude Truchot)
9. Regional blocs as a barrier against English hegemony? The language
 policy of Mercosur in South America (Rainer Enrique Hamel)
10. Effects of North American integration on linguistic diversity
 (Michael Morris)
11. Sociolinguistic changes in transformed Central Asian societies
 (Birgit N. Schlyter)
12. Language and script in Japan and other East Asian countries:
 between insularity and technology (Stefan Kaiser)
13. Sub-Saharan Africa (Roland Breton)
14. Australasia and the South Pacific (Richard B. Baldauf Jr. and
 Paulin G. Djit�)

Part III. Languages of Wider Communication: 
15. The international status of the German language (Ulrich Ammon)
16. Arabic and the new technologies (Foued Laroussi)
17. Russian in the modern world (Vida Io. Mikhalchenko and Yulia
 Trushkova)
18. Geolinguistics, geopolitics, geostrategy: the case of French
 (Robert Chaudenson)
19. Toward a scientific geostrategy for English (Grant McConnell)
20. On Brazilian Portuguese in Latin American Integration (Maria da
 Gra�a�Krieger)
21. Conclusion: the search for a global linguistic strategy (Humphrey
 Tonkin)

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Message 2: Meanings and Metaphors: Lazar

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 10:33:34 +0000
From: jreid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Meanings and Metaphors: Lazar


		
Title: Meanings and Metaphors
Subtitle: Activities to Practise Figurative Language
Series Title: Cambridge Copy Collection
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
 http://www.cup.org
			
Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521774365
Availability: Available
 
Author: Gillian Lazar

Paperback: ISBN: 0521774365, Pages: 142, Price: U.S. $: 39
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Abstract:
			
Meanings and Metaphors contains a lively collection of vocabulary
activities which will open up the world of figurative language to
students of intermediate level and above. The activities provide ample
opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons and creative language
use.Each of the 34 photocopiable units has a clear step-by-step lesson
plan for the busy teacher with a useful background information section
for extra support. Many of the units also have extension and revision
tasks for further practice.All the words and expressions practised
have been checked against the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure
that they are up-to-date and useful to the students. The material
includes advertisements, newspapers, sayings, poems, fables, analogies
and rhetoric.Meanings and Metaphors can be used to supplement most
course books and is suitable for a wide range of teaching
environments.

Introduction
1. What is figurative language?: Metaphors and Similies
2. The heart of the matter: Parts of the body
3. Playing the game: Games and sport
4. Time to spare: Time and money
5. A warm welcome: Weather
6. Taking steps: Life as a journey
7. A recipe for success: Cooking and tastes
8. Fabulous fables: Stories with metaphorical meanings
9. Ups and downs: Describing feelings
10. Running like clockwork: Machines
11. Branching out: Plants
12. Getting the green light: Colours
13. Opening doors: Parts of buildings
14. As free as a bird: Common similes
15. Marketing your metaphors: Advertising
16. A bird in the hand: Sayings
17. Mix me a metaphor: Poems
18. Selling with similes: Inventing similes
19. Shedding light on the matter: Light and dark
20. Plain sailing: Games and sport
21. Rising to the top: 'Up' and 'down'
22. Infectious laughter: Health and illness
23. Facing up to it: Parts of the body
24. Horsing around: Animals
25. Food for thought: Cooking and food
26. In a nutshell: Origins of idioms
27. Keeping your cool: Temperature
28. Rough diamonds: Describing people
29. Persuasion: Advertising
30. Breezing through: Weather
31. Pictures in the mind: Descriptive writing
32. Ripples and sparks: Water and fire
33. Learning is juggling: Analogies
34. The long night of captivity: Metaphors in rhetoric
Extension and revison activities
Student record sheet

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