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Speaking American: A History of English in the United States

By Richard W. Bailey

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Language, Literacy, and Technology

By Richard Kern

"In this book, Richard Kern explores how technology matters to language and the ways in which we use it. Kern reveals how material, social and individual resources interact in the design of textual meaning, and how that interaction plays out across contexts of communication, different situations of technological mediation, and different moments in time."


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Title: Language and Identity
Subtitle: An introduction
Written By: John Edwards
Description:

The language we use forms an important part of our sense of who we are – of
our identity. This book outlines the relationship between our identity as
members of groups – ethnic, national, religious and gender – and the
language varieties important to each group. What is a language? What is a
dialect? Are there such things as language 'rights'? Must every national
group have its own unique language? How have languages, large and small,
been used to spread religious ideas? Why have particular religious and
linguistic 'markers' been so central, singly or in combination, to the ways
in which we think about ourselves and others? Using a rich variety of
examples, the book highlights the linkages among languages, dialects and
identities, with special attention given to religious, ethnic and national
allegiances.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780511630323
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ISBN-13: 9780521696029
Pages: 322
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780521873819
Pages: 328
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