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Title: Mapping Linguistic Diversity in Multicultural Contexts
Edited By: Monica Barni
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Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] 94

Within the European context, linguistic diversity can be studied at the
level of both official state languages and non-national languages. This
comprehensive overview offers insightful crossnational and crosscontinental
perspectives on non-national languages in terms of both regional and
immigrant languages. The book focuses on mapping linguistic diversity in
both the private and public domain. Methodological issues and empirical
outcomes are explored for a variety of European and non-European countries
and languages.

The book consists of four parts. Part 1 provides an introduction to the
subject, as well as an overview and discussion of migration statistics and
language use. Part 2 deals with the mapping of regional languages in
Europe, exemplified by case studies on Welsh, Basque, and Frisian. Part 3
focuses on immigrant languages in Europe and includes case studies from
both national (Switzerland, Italy, France) and crossnational (Multilingual
Cities Project) perspectives. Part 4 turns to mapping linguistic diversity
abroad with case studies on Australia, South Africa, Turkey, and Japan.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110195917
ISBN-13: 9783110195910
Pages: 348
Prices: Europe EURO 98.00
U.S. $ 157.00