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LINGUIST List 21.3252

Thu Aug 12 2010

Books: Sociolinguistics: Edwards (Ed)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Language in Canada: Edwards (Ed)

Message 1: Language in Canada: Edwards (Ed)
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Language in Canada: Edwards (Ed)
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Title: Language in Canada
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521565288

Editor: John Edwards
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521563284 Pages: 524 Price: U.K. £ 100.00 Comment: published in 1998
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521565288 Pages: 524 Price: U.K. £ 35.00
Abstract:

Note: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer

New Edition

Language in Canada provides an up-to-date account of the linguistic and
cultural situation in Canada, primarily from a sociolinguistic perspective. The
strong central theme connecting language with group and identity will offer
insights into the current linguistic and cultural tension in Canada. The book
provides comprehensive accounts of the original 'charter' languages, French
and English, as well as the aboriginal and immigrant varieties which now
contribute to the overall picture. It explains how they came into contact - and
sometimes into conflict - and looks at the many ways in which they weave
themselves through and around the Canadian social fabric. The public policy
issues, particularly official bilingualism and educational policy and language,
are also given extensive coverage. Non-specialists as well as linguists will
find in this volume, a companion to Language in Australia, Language in the
USA and Language in the British Isles, an indispensable guide and reference
to the linguistic heritage of Canada.

- Up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the Canadian linguistic and
cultural scene
- Stresses the links between languages and other important aspects of social
life
- Broad and prestigious group of authors

Contents

Introduction; 1. The foundations; 2. The fading Canadian duality; 3. Official
bilingualism: from the 1960s to the 1990s; 4. Official multiculturalism; 5.
Language in education: bridging educational policy and social psychological
research; 6. Aboriginal languages:history; 7. Aboriginal languages: current
status; 8. French: Canadian varieties; 9. French in Quebec; 10. French in
New Brunswick; 11. French outside New Brunswick and Quebec; 12. English:
Canadian varieties; 13. English Quebec; 14. The teaching of international
languages; 15. French immersion in Canada; 16. Language in Newfoundland;
17. Language in Prince Edward Island; 18. Language in Nova Scotia; 19.
Language in New Brunswick; 20. Language in Quebec: Aboriginal and
heritage varieties; 21. Language in Ontario; 22. Language in Manitoba; 23.
Language in Saskatchewan: Anglo-hegemony maintained; 24. Language in
Alberta: unilingualism in practice; 25. Language in British Columbia; 26.
Language in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory.

Contributors

Réal Allard, Philippe Barbaud, John Berry, Gary Caldwell, Charles
Castonguay, Jack Chambers, Sandra Clarke, Richard Clément, Eung-Do
Cook, Ron Cosper, Jim Cummins, Wilfrid Denis, Lynn Drapeau, Leo Driedger,
John Edwards, James Frideres, Fred Genesee, Josiane Hamers, Betty
Harnum, Kirsten Hummel, Ruth King, Rodrique Landry, Robert Leavitt,
William Mackey, Kenneth McRae, Raymond Mougeon, Kim Noels, Robert
Papen, Terry Pratt, Gunter Schaarschmidt


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Written In: English (eng )

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