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Journal Title: Sociolinguistic Studies
Volume/Issue:   5/3
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Guest Editorial
Transnational Languages: Beyond Nation and Empire? An Introduction
José Del Valle

Articles
A Lusofonia: Impasses e Perspectives [The Lusofonia: Impasses and Perspectives]
Carlos Alberto Faraco

La Francophonie et ses Contradictions: Multiples Postitions, Multiples Interest
Monica Heller

English: From British Empire to Corporate Empire
Robert Phillipson

Panhispanismo e Hispanofonia: Breve historia de dos Ideologies Siamesas [Panhispanism and Hispanofonia: Brief History of Siamese Ideologies}
José Del Valle

Reviews
Actitudes y Prejucios de los Castellanohabitantes Hacia el Euskara. Esti Amorrotu, Ane Ortega, Itziar Idiazabal, Andoni Barreña (2009)
Iago González Pascual

Identidad y Pluricentrismo Lingüistico: Hablantes Canaries frente a la Estandardización. Laura Morgenthaler Garcia (2008)
Enrique Lucena Torres

El Bilingüismo Paraguayo: Usos y Actitudes hacia el Guarani y el Castellano. Lenka Zajicová (2009)
Enrique Lucena Torres

Identidades socials e Identidades Lingüisticas. José Jesüs de Bustos Tovar y Silvia Inglesias Recuero (coords.) (2009)
Jorge Diz Ferreira

Português em Contato. Ana M. Carvalho (org) (2009)
Hugo Cardoso

EuroComRom – As Sete Peneiras: Saber Ler Axiña Todas as Linguas Románicas. Sabela Labraña, Ignacio Vázquez, Horst G. Klein, Tilbert D. Stegmann (2009)
Iago González Pascual

Acknowledgements
General Editors’ Acknowledgements
The Editors
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.4502