LINGUIST List 10.923

Tue Jun 15 1999

Books: Language & Culture

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  1. Kathryn King, Lang & Culture: France and Language
  2. Kathryn King, Lang & Culture: Language Democracy in Catolonia

Message 1: Lang & Culture: France and Language

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 12:27:04 +0100
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Lang & Culture: France and Language

IDENTITY, INSECURITY AND IMAGE France and Language
Dennis Ager (Aston University, Birmingham)

KEY FEATURES
Explores the reasons for the language policies of the French state
The book examines three main motives for French language policy:
identity, insecurity and image

DESCRIPTION
This book is about the relationship between language and the society
that uses it. It specifically aims to discover what drove and drives
the French to concentrate so much on language, on what it is that
characterises their approach, and on the explanations for the policies
governments have pursued in the past and present.

CONTENTS 
Introduction
 PART I: INSECURITY 
1. Territorial Insecurity: Fear of the Regional Languages 
2. Fear Mixed with Pride: The Myth of the Hexagon 
3. Social Insecurity: Fear of the Social Outsider 
4. Fear Mixed with Guilt: the Myth of Inclusion 
5. Cultural Insecurity: Americanophobia
PART II: IDENTITY 
6. Identity and the Status of French: the Language of the Republic 
7. Managing French to Server the State: Stability, Elasticity and
Polyvalency
PART III: IMAGE 
8. Influence and Prestige Francophonie, Cultural Relations and the
French Language Abroad 
9. Multilingualism: a Policy for Openness and Diversity? 
Conclusion 

AUTHOR INFORMATION
Dennis Ager is Professor of Modern Language at Aston University. His
most recent books are Sociolinguistics and Contemporary French
(Cambridge University Press, 1990), Francophonie in the 1990s: Problems
and Opportunities (Multilingual Matters, 1996), Language Policy in
Britain and France: The Processes of Policy (Cassell, 1996) and
Language, Community and the State (Intellect, 1997).

Multilingual Matters No. 112 (MM112)
March 1999 Format 234x156mm 253 pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-443-1 POUNDS44.95
(USD75.00/CANdollars89.00) 
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-442-3 POUNDS14.95
(USD24.95/CANdollars29.95)

If you are interested in this book, you may also be interested in Dennis
Ager's last book with us, "Francophonie' in the 1990s", ISBN Hbk
1-85359-324-9 POUNDS 39/USD74.95, Pbk 1-85359-323-0 POUNDS14.95/USD29.95


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Message 2: Lang & Culture: Language Democracy in Catolonia

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 12:46:26 +0100
From: Kathryn King <kathrynmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Lang & Culture: Language Democracy in Catolonia

LANGUAGE DEMOCRACY AND DEVOLUTION IN CATALONIA edited by
Sue Wright (Aston University)

DESCRIPTION
The issue of human rights becomes very complex when applied to language.
'Individual' rights have little meaning in this domain. People do not
ask for the right to speak to themselves; they ask for the right to use
their language within their group. Where populations are heterogenous
such rights are difficult to ensure. Language can be a powerful means of
inclusion and exclusion, and this is particularly true in democratic
societies where debate is central to the process. This book looks at
these fundamental questions in the context of Catalonia.


CONTENTS 
Foreword - Sue Wright
1. Language, Democracy and Devolution in Catalonia Miquel Strubell
(Institut de Sociolinguistica, Generalitat de Catalunya) 
2. Catalonia: The Geographical and Historical Context of the Language
Question Sue Wright
RESPONSES TO MIQUEL STRUBELL
3. Language and the Devolved Modern State in Catalonia John Rex
(University of Warwick)
4. Reflections on Nationalism and Language Stephen Barbour (Middlesex
University)
5. Group Rights, and 'Soft' Nationalism Dieter Haselbach (Aston
University) 
6. Language, Democracy and Devolution in Catalonia Alan Yates
(University of Sheffield) 
7. Normalisation: Integration or Assimilation? David Atkinson
(University of Sunderland) 
8. Strategies for Multiculturalism: The Catalan Case Considered Dennis
Smith (Aston University) 
9. Issues of Power and Identity Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost (Trinity
College, Carmathen)


EDITOR INFORMATION
Sue Wright is a lecturer in the School of Language and European Studies
at Aston University. Her research interests are multilingualism and
language policy in Europe


February 1999 Format:248x168mm 80pages
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-445-8 pounds 26.00 (USD44.95/CAND49.95)

 (This book is also available as Vol.5.no.3 of the journal Current
Issues in Language and Society)

Ordering information
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USA
Tel: 215-269-0400, or toll free 800-821-8312 
Fax: 215-269-0363
email: bkorderstaylorandfrancis.com
(2) Customer Order Department, University of Toronto Press, 5201
Dufferin Street, North York, Ontario M3H 5T8, Canada
Tel: 416 667 7791, or toll free 1-800 565 9523
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email: utpbooksutpress.utoronto.ca
(3) Eleanor Brasch Enterprises, P.O. Box 586, Artamon NSW 2064,
Australia
Tel: (02) 9419 8717 Fax: (02) 9419 7930 email: ebeenternet.com.au
(4) PMS Marketing Services Ltd., 10-C Jalan Ampas #07-01, Ho Seng
Lee Flatted Warehouse, Singapore 1232 
Tel: 256 5166 Fax: 253 0008


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