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Title: Language and National Identity. Comparing France and Sweden.
Written By: Leigh Oakes
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 13

This book re-examines the relationship between language and national identity. Unlike many previous studies, it employs a comparative approach: France and Sweden have been chosen as case studies both for their similarities (e.g. both are member states of the European Union) as well as their important differences (e.g. France subscribes in principle to a civic model of national identity, whereas the basis of
Swedish identity is undeniably ethnic). It is precisely differences such as these which allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the ethnolinguistic implications of some of the major challenges currently facing France, Sweden and other European countries: regionalism, immigration, European integration and globalization.

The present volume benefits from the use of a multidisciplinary approach, and differs from others on the market because of the variety of methods of inquiry used. A series of societal analyses is complemented by an empirical component, bringing a more grounded understanding to the issue of language and national identity.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588111164
ISBN-13: 9781588111166
Pages: 305
Prices: U.S. $ 155
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902721848
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 305
Prices: EUR 100.00