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Title: Languages in the Integrating World
Edited By: Marie Krčmová
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Communication 05

The book is devoted to one particular aspect of a problem which is quite
topical in these days: how the integration of today’s world manifests
itself in various languages. Integration is a reflection of relations
between cultures, often additionally backed up by economical relations and
also influenced by historical and political factors. Tendencies to
disintegration parallelly taking place can lead as far as to the
constitution of new languages or to the revival of cultural languages.


Languages and Their Fates

Marie Krčmová Trends of Sociolectal Integration and Disintegration: The
Case of the Brno Sociolect - Peter Kosta The Problem of Language Minorities
in the European Council - between Protection, Revitalization and Necessity
of Saving Costs: The Example of the Sorbs/Wends in Germany - Anna Maria
Perissutti The Friulian Language in Italy: Paths to a Value-Added Position
- Susana Vilarchao Fragueiro A General Approach to the Situation of the
Galician Language in Spain - Grażyna Balowska Óndra Łysohorsky and His Idea
of the Lachian Language - Lilia Schürcks The Multi-Level Identity of Pomaks
in Bulgaria as a Mirror of the Subtlety of Their Code-Switching.

Integration in Language and Communication

Petr Karlík Intralanguage and Interlanguage Integration - Jiří Gazda
Integration Tendencies in Word Formation in Current Slavonic Languages:
Focussing on the Situation in Russian and Czech - Natália Kisel'ová
Integration from the Viewpoint of Areal Linguistics - Jiřina Malá Aspects
of the Stylistic Analysis of Film Reviews with respect to Linguistic and
Cultural Integration - Anna Mikulová Emotionality, Expressivity and
Evaluation - Integration in Languages and Linguistic Concepts -
JitkaVlčková Matchmaking Advertisements and Societal Values - Jan Chovanec
Linguistic Integration within European Integration:Czech and English
Versions of Tobacco Product Health Warnings - Jana Chamonikolasová
Discourse Markers in Czech and English Conversation - Milena Krhutová The
Influence of English on the Czech Speciflc Texts on Electrical Engineering
- Neil Bermel A Pilot Study on the Relationship between Corpus Data and
Acceptability Judgments of Competing Forms - Sandra Birzer & Holger Nath
Yiddish: A Thousand Years of Language Contact - Helena Karlíková Language
Contacts of the Slavic and Arabic World (from the perspective of Czech).

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783862902002
Pages: 294
Prices: Europe EURO 126.30