By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
Primer: A Tool for Developing Early Reading Materials
The authors present a computer program and instructions for developing reading materials in languages with little or no background in literacy. The book is structured as a how-to manual with step by step procedures to establish an appropriate primer sequence and to organize words, phrases, and sentences that correlate with the sequence. It presupposes a thorough knowledge of linguistics.