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Journal Title: Pragmatics and Society
Volume/Issue:   4/2
Issue Title: Space for all? European perspectives on minority languages and identity
Date: 18/06/2013
Table of Contents: 2013. v, 130 pp.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A linguistic/discursive space for all?: Perspectives on minority languages and identity across Europe
Dawn Archer, Christopher Williams and Paul Fryer 127 – 136

Creating a ‘new space’: Code-switching among British-born Greek-Cypriots in London
Katerina Finnis 137 – 157

The politics of language in a deeply divided society
Neil Southern 158 – 176

Ideologically speaking: Transitivity processes as pragmatic markers of political strategy in the ‘state of the nation’ speeches of the first Orbán government in Hungary
Attila Krizsán 177 – 199

Constructing a shared history, space and destiny: The children’s reader Udmurtia Forever with Russia
Dawn Archer and Christopher Williams 200 – 220

From a restricted to full linguistic space: An ‘affirmative action’ strategy for the Udmurt language
Christopher Williams 221 – 239

“Mutual understanding” in Tatarstan?: Teachers’ and pupils’ attitudes to Tatar and Russian in Tatar and non-Tatar gymnásias
Aurora Álvarez Veinguer 240 – 257
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Irish
Greek, Modern
Russian
Tatar
Udmurt
 
LL Issue: 24.2747