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Books: Sociolinguistics: Maurais, Morris (eds)

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

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 14:04:03 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Languages in a Globalising World: Maurais, Morris (eds)

Title: Languages in a Globalising World
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book URL:

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.K. �: 47.50
Hardback: ISBN: 0521821738, Pages: 362, Price: U.S. $: 65

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
 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�i�Krieger
21. Conclusion: the search for a global linguistic strategy 
 Humphrey Tonkin.			

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