Books: Linguistic Diversity in Europe: Studer, Werlen (Eds)
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Date: 22-May-2012 From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com> Subject: Linguistic Diversity in Europe: Studer, Werlen (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Linguistic Diversity in Europe
Subtitle: Current Trends and Discourses
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] 97
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Editor: Patrick Studer
Editor: Iwar Werlen
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110270884 Pages: 342 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110270839 Pages: 342 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
This book, which emerges in the context of the European research network LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence), is concerned with European multilingualism both as a political concept and as a social reality. It features cutting-edge studies by linguists and anthropologists who perceive multilingualism as a discursive phenomenon which can be revealed and analyzed through empirical fieldwork. The book presents a fresh perspective of European multilingualism as it takes the reader through key themes of social consciousness - identity, policy, education, economy - and relevant societal levels of organization (European, national, regional).
With its distinct focus on post-national society caught in unifying as well as diversifying socio-political currents, the volume problematizes emerging contradictions inherent in the idea of a Europe beyond the nation state - between speech minorities and majorities, economic realities, or socio-political ideologies.