LINGUIST List 10.923

Tue Jun 15 1999

Books: Language & Culture

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  • Kathryn King, Lang & Culture: France and Language
  • 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

    Ordering information Please email us with any queries on multimultilingual-matters.com. Books can be ordered from ourselves at the address at the foot of this email with 5% postage and packing or from any of the following addresses. (1) Taylor & Francis Inc., 47 Runway Road, Suite G, Levittown PA 19057, 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 Fax: 416 667 7832 or toll free 1-800 221 9985 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

    Multilingual Matters Ltd Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall Victoria Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7HH, England Tel: +44 (0) 1275-876519; Fax: +44 (0) 1275-343096 WWW: http://www.multilingual-matters.com

    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 Please email us with any queries on multimultilingual-matters.com. Books can be ordered from ourselves at the address at the foot of this email with 5% postage and packing or from any of the following addresses. (1) Taylor & Francis Inc., 47 Runway Road, Suite G, Levittown PA 19057, 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 Fax: 416 667 7832 or toll free 1-800 221 9985 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

    Multilingual Matters Ltd Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall Victoria Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7HH, England Tel: +44 (0) 1275-876519; Fax: +44 (0) 1275-343096 WWW: http://www.multilingual-matters.com






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