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Title: Language Loyalty, Continuity and Change
Subtitle: Joshua A. Fishman's Contributions to Interanational Sociolinguistics
Written By: Ofelia Garcia
Rakhmiel Peltz
Harold F. Schiffman
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=1853599026
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Description:

This short volume provides a comprehensive and synoptic view of Joshua A.
Fishman's contributions to international sociolinguistics. The two
integrative essays provide readers with the essential understandings of
Fishmanian sociolinguistics and his contributions to Yiddish scholarship.
The essays serve as a valuable summary and introduction to the sociology of
language and the sociology of Yiddish. An up-to-date comprehensive
bibliography prepared by Gella Schweid Fishman, as well as Fishman's own
concluding sentiments, complement the integrative essays.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Yiddish, Eastern
Yiddish, Western
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853599034
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 89.95
U.K. £ 49.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853599026
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.K. £ 19.95
U.S. $ 34.95