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LINGUIST List 19.3151

Fri Oct 17 2008

Books: Sociolinguistics: Meyerhoff, Nagy (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Social Lives in Language - Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities: Meyerhoff, Nagy (Eds)


Message 1: Social Lives in Language - Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities: Meyerhoff, Nagy (Eds)
Date: 15-Oct-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Social Lives in Language - Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities: Meyerhoff, Nagy (Eds)
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Title: Social Lives in Language - Sociolinguistics and multilingual
speech communities
Subtitle: Celebrating the work of Gillian Sankoff
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 24
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Impact%2024

Editor: Miriam Meyerhoff
Editor: Naomi Nagy
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290755 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290755 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027218636 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027218636 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This volume offers a synthetic approach to language variation and language
ideologies in multilingual communities. Although the vast majority of the
world's speech communities are multilingual, much of sociolinguistics
ignores this internal diversity. This volume fills this gap, investigating
social and linguistic dimensions of variation and change in multilingual
communities. Drawing on research in a wide range of countries (Canada, USA,
South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu), it
explores: connections between the fields of creolistics, language/dialect
contact, and language acquisition; how the study of variation and change,
particularly in cases of additive bilingualism, is central to understanding
social and linguistic issues in multilingual communities; how changing
language ideologies and changing demographics influence language choice
and/or language policy, and the pivotal place of multilingualism in
enacting social power and authority, and a rich array of new empirical
findings on the dynamics of multilingual speech communities.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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