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Journal Title: Language Problems and Language Planning
Volume/Issue:   37/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 99 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles / Articulos / Aufsätze / Artikoloj

Arab authors in Israel writing in Hebrew: Fleeting fashion or persistent phenomenon?
Adel Shakour 1 – 17

The status of Kumzari and its speakers: A local language of the Musandam Peninsula of Oman
John Battenburg 18 – 30

English ants are digging holes in the Chinese levee: Language ideological debates in the Chinese media
Yan Xi 31 – 45

Interlinguistics / Interlingüística / Interlinguistik / Interlingvistiko

Religion and artificial languages at the turn of the twentieth century: Ostwald and Zamenhof
Roberto Garvía 47 – 70

Reviews / Críticas / Rezensionen / Recenzoj

Rosita Rindler Schjerve and Eva Vetter. European Multilingualism. Current Perspectives and Challenges
Reviewed by László Marácz 71 – 74

Senad Čolić (ed.). Eŭropa Unio hieraŭ hodiaŭ morgaŭ: lingvaj kaj kulturaj aspektoj. Referaĵoj kaj diskutintervenoj
Reviewed by Federico Gobbo 75 – 77

Larissa Aronin and David Singleton. Multilingualism.
Reviewed by Frank Nuessel 78 – 80

Matthias Hüning, Ulrike Vogl and Olivier Moliner (eds.). Standard Languages and Multilingualism in European History
Reviewed by Mauro Tosco 81 – 85

Alain Ricard. Le Sable de Babel. Traduction et apartheid
Compte rendu par Maria Chiara Miduri 86 – 89

Heike Wiese. Kiezdeutsch: Ein neuer Dialekt entsteht
Reviewed by Iris Bork-Goldfield 90 – 92

Frederic Field. Bilingualism in the USA: The Case of the Chicano-Latino Community
Reviewed by Frank Nuessel 93 – 96

Angela Tellier (ed.). Esperanto as a Starter Language for Child Second-Language Learners in the Primary School
Reviewed by Geoffrey Greatrex 97 – 99
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.1002