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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin


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Title: Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity
Subtitle: Disciplinary and Regional Perspectives, Volume I: Second Edition
Written By: JoshuaAFishman
Description:

This volume argues that language, ethnicity, and identity are defined by
the circumstances under which they are created. The foundational chapter by
Joshua A. Fishman describes how language, ethnicity, and identity are
variable and changeable. The essays in the first part of the Handbook view
language and ethnic identity through the lenses of sociolinguistics,
psychology, anthropology, politics, and economics. These essays address
important topics such as diasporic languages, language and ethnic identity
near state borders, and the education of Indigenous peoples, language
minorities, and the Deaf. The second part of the Handbook views language
and ethnic identity through a regional perspective, embarking on a journey
through Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia and the
Pacific. Drawing on both historical and up-to-date accounts, these chapters
examine the relationship between constructions of language and ethnic
identity and constructions of nation-states.

Although the volume offers considerable sophistication in the treatment of
language, ethnicity and identity, it has been written for the
non-specialized reader, whether student or layperson. Written by well-known
scholars in their fields, the contributions offer a list of reference to
steer readers to crucial further readings, as well as questions for further
reflection and inquiry.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195374924
ISBN-13: 9780195374926
Pages: 576
Prices: U.S.$ 49.95