LINGUIST List 14.3240

Tue Nov 25 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics: Clyne/Spolsky

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  1. jreid, Dynamics of Language Contact: Clyne
  2. jreid, Language Policy: Spolsky

Message 1: Dynamics of Language Contact: Clyne

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 11:01:06 -0500 (EST)
From: jreid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Dynamics of Language Contact: Clyne
 


Title: Dynamics of Language Contact 
Subtitle: English and Immigrant Languages 
Series Title: Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact 

Publication Year: 2003 

Publisher: Cambridge University Press http://www.cup.org 

Book URL: 
http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521781361 

Availability: Available 

Author: Michael Clyne, University of Melbourne 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521781361, Pages: 298, Price: U.S.$: 65 
Hardback: ISBN: 0521781361, Pages: 298, Price: GBP: 47.5 

Abstract: 

The past decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the study of 
language contact, associated partly with the linguistic effects of 
globalization and increased migration all over the world. Written by a 
leading expert in the field, this new and much-needed account brings 
together disparate findings to examine the dynamics of contact between 
languages in an immigrant context. Using data from a wide range of 
languages, including German, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, 
Croatian and Vietnamese, Michael Clyne discusses the dynamics of their 
contact with English. Clyne analyzes how and why these languages 
change in an immigration country like Australia, and asks why some 
languages survive longer than others. The book contains useful 
comparisons between immigrant vintages, generations, and between 
bilinguals and trilinguals. An outstanding contribution to the study 
of language contact, this book will be welcomed by students and 
researchers in linguistics, bilingualism, the sociology of language 
and education. 

1. Introduction 
2. Dynamics of language shift 
3. On models and terms 
4. Dynamics of convergence and transference 
5. Dynamics of transversion 
6. Dynamics of plurilingual processing 
7. Dynamics of cultural values 
8. Towards a synthesis. 

Lingfield(s):	Historical Linguistics 
Sociolinguistics 

Written In: English (Language Code: English) 

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Message 2: Language Policy: Spolsky

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 11:04:23 -0500 (EST)
From: jreid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Language Policy: Spolsky
 


Title: Language Policy 
Series Title: Key Topics in Sociolinguistics 

Publication Year: 2003 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 
http://www.cup.org 

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521011752 

Availability: Available 

Author: Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University 

Paperback: ISBN: 0521011752, Pages: 268, Price: GBP 16.95 
Paperback: ISBN: 0521011752, Pages: 268, Price: USD 25 

Abstract: 

Language policy is an issue of critical importance in the world 
today. In this up-to-date introduction, Bernard Spolsky explores many 
debates at the forefront of language policy: ideas of correctness and 
bad language; bilingualism and multilingualism; language death and 
efforts to preserve endangered languages; language choice as a human 
and civil right; and language education policy. Through looking at the 
language practices, beliefs and management of social groups from 
families to supra-national organizations, he develops a theory of 
modern national language policy and the major forces controlling it, 
such as the demands for efficient communication, the pressure for 
national identity, the attractions of (and resistance to) English as a 
global language, and the growing concern for human and civil rights as 
they impinge on language. Two central questions asked in this 
wide-ranging survey are of how to recognize language policies, and 
whether or not language can be managed at all. 

1. Language practices, ideology and beliefs, and management and 
planning 
2. Driving out the bad 
3. Pursuing the good and dealing with the new 
4. The nature of language policy and its domains 
5. Two monolingual polities - Iceland and France 
6. How did English spread? 
7. Does the US have a language policy or just civil rights? 
8. Language rights 
9. Monolingual polities under pressure 
10. Monolingual polities with recognised linguistic minorities 
11. Partitioning language space - two, three, many 
12. Resisting language shift 
13. Conclusions. 

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG) 
French (Language Code: FRN) 
Icelandic (Language Code: ICE) 

Written In: English (Language Code: English) 

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