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Journal Title: Language Problems and Language Planning
Volume/Issue:   37/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 101 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles / Articulos / Aufsätze / Artikoloj

A matter of interpretation: Language planning for a sleeping language, Kaurna, the language of the Adelaide Plains, South Australia
Robert Amery 101 – 124

Setting the Catherine wheel in motion: An exploration of “Englishization” in the German higher education system
Clive W. Earls 125 – 150

Language Problems and Language Planning : A corpus-based historical investigation
Wenwen Li and Haitao Liu 151 – 177

Interlinguistics / Interlingüística / Interlinguistik / Interlingvistiko

When global and local culture meet: Esperanto in 1920s rural Japan
Ian Rapley 179 – 196

Reviews / Críticas / Rezensionen / Recenzoj

Normann J. Jørgensen (ed.). A Toolkit for Transnational Communication in Europe
Rezensiert von Goro Christoph Kimura 197 – 198

Nicoletta Calzolari, Bernardo Magnini, Claudia Soria and Manuela Speranza. The Italian Language in the Digital Age / La lingua italiana nell’era digitale
Reviewed by Federico Gobbo 199 – 201
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Esperanto
German
Kaurna
 
LL Issue: 24.3758