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Title: Beyond Boundaries
Subtitle: Language & Identity in Contemporary Europe
Edited By: Paul Gubbins
Mike Holt
Series Title: Multilingual matters

Language & Identity in Contemporary Europe

Edited by Paul Gubbins and Mike Holt (University of Salford)

KEY FEATURES ? Illustrates that transnational, national, regional and local change is manifest in a variety of linguistic and other ways and confirms that language identity in Europe is diverse, complex and ever-changing ? Multiplicity of issues covered by papers. Some contributions focus on territorial and regional issues and others on multiple identities associated with migration and urban environments, while others are concerned with identity in relation to the state or the individual.

Language and identity are closely interwoven: this collection of essays examines their relationship in a multicultural Europe and beyond and explores various ways in which language is used to forge class, regional and national identity. The question of multiple identity and the role of English are also considered.

Introduction Paul Gubbins and Mike Holt (University of Salford)
1. Language, Nationalism and Globalisation: the Political and Educational Consequences of Changing Patterns of Language Use Stephen Barbour (University of East Anglia); 2. Who we are and where we're going: Language and Identities in the new Europe Jenny Cheshire (ueen Mary & Westfield College, London); 3. The Lexicon in European Languages Today: Unification or Diversification Richard Trim (University of Aix-Marseille I, France); 4. Lost in Translation: EU Language Policy in an Expanded Europe Paul Gubbins ; 5. Identity in Transition: Cultural Memory, Language and Symbolic Russianness Harald Haarmann (University of Helsinki); 6. Transformation of the State in Western Europe: Regionalism in Catalonia and Northern Italy B. Murphy, C. Diaz-Varela, S. Rino Coluccello (University of Coventry); 7. Fixing National Borders: Language and Loyalty in Nice Sue Wright (Aston University); 8. The French Language, Universalism and Post-colonial Identity Mike Holt ; 9. 'It's a culture thing': Children, Language and ?Boundary? in the Bicultural Family Michael Anderson (University of Newcastle); 10. Language-use and Identity among African-Caribbean Young People in Sheffield Lerleen Willis (Nottingham Trent University); 11. Punjabi-Urdu in Sheffield: Language Maintenance and Loss and Development of a Mixed Code
Mike Reynolds (University of Sheffield)

Paul Gubbins, a former journalist, teaches German at the University of Salford. His research interests include language planning and policy and the international language Esperanto.
Mike Holt is a lecturer in Arabic at the University of Salford. He has published work on Arabic linguistics and language and geopolitics.

Multilingual Matters 122
May 2002 Format 210 x 148mm vi +162 pp
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Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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