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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Title: Multilingual Europe: Reflections on Language and Identity
Edited By: Jane Warren
Heather Merle Benbow
Description:

As Europe continues to expand and integrate through the European Union, it
faces the challenge of ever increasing multilingual and multicultural
contact, within and across its borders. This volume presents recent
research on European language policy, language contact and multiculturalism
that explores how Europe is meeting this challenge. Inspired by
intersections and conflicts in language and cultural identity in Europe,
the volume transcends disciplinary boundaries by enhancing sociolinguistic
research with chapters on cultural identity and language in contemporary
European cinema. The book considers the relationships between language and
cultural identity in Europe at a time of increasing multicultural
complexity, with contributions on Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the
Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine, and the linguistic and imaginative
spaces between and beyond. The volume highlights the ongoing significance
of language and identity for an expanding Europe, and the ways in which
situations of linguistic hybridity, interlocution and language contact
continue to define Europe and its others.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847188346
ISBN-13: 9781847188342
Pages: 200
Prices: U.K. £ 34.99