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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   39/2
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Bilingual speech and language ecology in Greek Thrace: Romani and Pomak in contact with Turkish
by Evangelia Adamou
pp 147-171

Pre-empting reference problems in conversation
by Jan Svennevig
pp 173-202

Identity and social conduct in a transient multilingual setting
by Zane Goebel
pp 203-240

Medium request: Talking language shift into being
by Joseph Gafaranga
pp 241-270

Courtroom talk and neocolonial control. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2008.
by Jennifer Andrus
pp 271-274

Talk and social interaction in the playground. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008.
by Alessandra Fasulo
pp 274-276

Language evolution: Contact, competition and change. London & New York: Continuum, 2008.
by Michael Aceto
pp 276-281

Grassroots literacy: Writing, identity and voice in Central Africa. London: Routledge, 2008.
by Tope Omoniyi
pp 281-285

Vernacular universals and language contacts: Evidence from varieties of English and beyond. New York & London: Routledge, 2009.
by Bettina Migge
pp 285-289

Planning Chinese characters: Reaction, evolution or revolution?. Dordrecht: Springer, 2008.
by Kristopher Geda
pp 291-292

Standards and norms in the English language. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2008.
by Christina Schoux Casey
pp 293-294

German diasporic experiences: Identity, migration, and loss. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008.
by Rita Sanders
pp 294-295

Dialects of English: New Zealand English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.
by Irene Theodoropoulou
pp 295-296

Palestinian political prisoners: Identity and community. New York: Routledge, 2008.
by Mandy Terc
pp 297-298

Linguistic minorities in democratic context. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
by Maria Luz Valdez
pp 298-299

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 21.1991