LINGUIST List 15.2875

Wed Oct 13 2004

Books: Socioling/Psycholing/Historical Ling: Leitner

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Australia's Many Voices: Leitner



Message 1: Australia's Many Voices: Leitner

Date: 05-Oct-2004
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Australia's Many Voices: Leitner


Title: Australia's Many Voices 
 Subtitle: Australian English - The National Language 
 Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language  
 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
     http://www.mouton-publishers.com
 
 
 Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110181940-1&l=E ;
 
 
 Author: Gerhard Leitner, Free University, Berlin
 
 Hardback: ISBN: 3110181940 Pages: xiii, 396 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
 
 
 Abstract:
 
 Australia's English raises many questions among experts and the general
 public. What is it like? How has English changed by being transplanted to
 other parts of the world? Does the rise of Australian English and other
 varieties endanger the role of English as a world language? Past studies
 have often been selective, focusing on the esoteric and non-typical, and
 ignoring the contact situation in which Australian English has developed.
 
 This book and its companion, "Australia's Many Voices. Ethnic Englishes,
 Indigenous and Migrant Languages. Policy and Education," (to be published
 October 2004) develop and apply a comprehensive and integrative approach
 that anchors English in the entire "habitat" of Australia's languages that
 it both upset and transformed. Based on a wide range of data and on the
 assumption that all manifestations of Australian English must cohere as a
 system, this book retraces the social, psycholinguistic and linguistic
 history of the language. It locates the contact with indigenous and migrant
 languages and with American English in the appropriate sociohistorical
 context and shows how several layers of migration have shaped it. As it
 stratified, it was gradually accepted and developed into a fully-fledged
 national variety or epicentre of English that could be raised to the status
 of national language. Implications on educational policy and attempts to
 reach out into the Asia-Pacific region have followed logically from
 national status.
 
 
 Gerhard Leitner is Professor of English at the Free University, Berlin.
 
 
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 Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                      Psycholinguistics
                      Sociolinguistics
 
 Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
 
 
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
 
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