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LINGUIST List 21.1521

Mon Mar 29 2010

Books: Applied Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Williams

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        1.    Elinor Robertson, The Knowledge Economy, Language and Culture: Williams

Message 1: The Knowledge Economy, Language and Culture: Williams
Date: 25-Mar-2010
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: The Knowledge Economy, Language and Culture: Williams
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Title: The Knowledge Economy, Language and Culture
Published: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847692504

Author: Glyn Williams
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847692511 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 144.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847692511 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847692504 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847692504 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 54.95
Abstract:

Together with changes in the nature of modernity, globalisation is
restructuring society. The sovereignty of the nation-state is undermined,
the structuring of identity is realigned and a sense of individualism
(which involves a freedom of choice re institutional alignments) prevails.
English emerges as the global lingua franca. At the heart of these
developments is the knowledge economy within which work is organised
according to principles quite different from those of the Taylorism that
prevailed in the industrial economy. Language and culture play a crucial
role in the elaboration of the shared meaning that is crucial for learning
within team working. The book argues that creativity is enhanced by the use
of multilingualism within working practices. It concludes with an overview
of how our understanding of language is also changing.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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