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Title: The Languages of Israel
Written By: Elana Shohamy
Bernard Spolsky
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism No. 17

This book is an original and comprehensive treatment of the languages of Israel - of the practice and of the ideology. Against the background of an original theory of language policy set out in the opening, it asks about the extent to which the present linguistic pattern may be attributed to explicit language planning activities. The chapters give balanced analyses of the history and current status of the revitalized national language Hebrew, of the second official language Arabic, of the all-pervasive international language English, of the large number of immigrant languages brought to Israel, and in particular of the fate of the many Jewish languages. This is all tied together with a reasoned account of the new language education policy, and a consideration of the likelihood that the long hegemony of Hebrew is giving way to an evolving acceptance of linguistic diversity.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853594520
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 292pp
Prices: #49.00 US$79.00 CAN$99.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853594512
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 292pp
Prices: #23.00 US$39.95 CAN$49.95