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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

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Title: Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen
Written By: Sabrina Billings
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783090747
Series Title: Encounters
Description:

Through micro-analysis of language use, this book chronicles young women's pathways to becoming a Tanzanian beauty queen, offering an original perspective on the intersection of language with globalization, nationalism, and inequality in urban East Africa. This compelling linguistic ethnography considers the real-life effects, both on- and off-stage, of language policy, education, and gender dynamics for the women competing in the pageants. While highlighting many contestants' struggles for escape from poverty and patriarchy, the book also emphasizes their creative strategies – linguistic and otherwise – for bettering their lives and shows how people living in a global economic periphery take part in, and sometimes feel left out of, the wider world.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781783090754
Pages: 232
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783090747
Pages: 232
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781783090754
Pages: 232
Prices: U.S. $ 169.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783090747
Pages: 232
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95