By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
Language Obsolescence and Revitalization: Linguistic Change in Two Sociolinguistically Contrasting Welsh Communities
Mari C. Jones's book is the first to examine developments in contemporary Welsh with reference to both language death and standardization. She bases her study on extensive fieldwork in two sociolinguistically contrasting communities She also examines agents of revitalization, such as immersion schools and the media, and the effect they are having on Welsh. She explores and discusses the position of Breton and Cornish by way of comparison.