LINGUIST List 15.2747

Sat Oct 02 2004

Books: Sociolinguistics, English: Edwards

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        1.    Matthew Glidden, Multilingualism in the English-speaking World: Edwards

Message 1: Multilingualism in the English-speaking World: Edwards

Date: 16-Sep-2004
From: Matthew Glidden <>
Subject: Multilingualism in the English-speaking World: Edwards

Title: Multilingualism in the English-speaking World 
 Subtitle: Pedigree of Nations 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
 Book URL: ;
 Author: Viv Edwards, University of Reading
 Hardback: ISBN: 0631236120 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 64.95 Comment: 50.00 U.K. £
 Paperback: ISBN: 0631236139 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 29.95 Comment: 16.99
 U.K. £
 Multilingualism in the English-Speaking World: Pedigree of Nations
 explores the consequences of English as a global language and
 multilingualism as a social phenomenon. Written accessibly, it
 explores the extent of diversity in 'inner circle' English speaking
 countries (the UK, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New
 Zealand) and examines language in the home, school, and the wider
 - Considers the perspectives of English as a global language as well
 as multilingualism as a social phenomenon.
 - Written in an accessible style that draws on contemporary real life 
 - Examines the everyday realities of people living in 'inner circle'
 English-speaking countries, such as the UK, USA, Canada, South
 Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
 - Discusses the theoretical issues that underpin current debates,
 drawing on research literature on societal multilingualism, language
 maintenance and shift, language policy, language and power, and
 language and identity. 
 Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
 Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
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