Date: 29-Dec-2009 From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com> Subject: Globalization and Language in Contact: Collins, Slembrouck, Baynham (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Globalization and Language in Contact
Subtitle: Scale, Migration, and Communicative Practices
Series Title: Advances in Sociolinguistics
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Editor: James Collins
Editor: Stef Slembrouck
Editor: Mike Baynham
Hardback: ISBN: 9780826497987 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780826497987 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
This book examines the impact of globalization on languages in contact, including the study of linkages between the global and local, and transnational and situated communication. It engages with social theory and social processes while grappling with questions of language analysis raised by globalized language contact. Drawing on case studies from North America, Europe and Africa, the volume makes three important contributions to contemporary sociolinguistics:
* argues that concepts of scale and space are essential for understanding contemporary sociolinguistic phenomena * shows that the transnational flows and movements of peoples highlight the problem and work of identity in relation to both place and time * addresses methodological challenges raised by different approaches to the study of globalization and language contact.
This cutting-edge monograph featuring research by renowned international contributors will be of interest to academics researching sociolinguistics, and language and globalization.