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Wed Dec 11 2013

Books: Negotiating Linguistic Identity: Vihman, Praakli (Eds)

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Date: 11-Dec-2013
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Subject: Negotiating Linguistic Identity: Vihman, Praakli (Eds)
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Title: Negotiating Linguistic Identity Subtitle: Language and Belonging in Europe Series Title: Nationalisms across the Globe Published: 2013 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Editor: Virve-Anneli Vihman Editor: Kristiina Praakli Paperback: ISBN: 9783034309578 Pages: 354 Price: U.S. $ 81.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034309578 Pages: 354 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034309578 Pages: 354 Price: Europe EURO 62.50

This volume addresses the themes of language, identity and linguistic politics in Europe. The twelve essays draw on approaches and methodologies from a range of disciplines, from sociolinguistics and contact linguistics to cultural history, psychology and policy studies. Together, they offer a collection of views on how language, society and identity are perceived to be connected. These issues are of particular importance in Europe, where the nation-building project is often paired with a linguistically based notion of social identity.

However, historical forces including shifting borders, economically and politically motivated mobility and changing political regimes have led to more complex national identities and more nuanced approaches to the role of language. Both historical developments and contemporary sociolinguistic contexts are investigated in the book, including the presence of multilingual communities and minority language communities. The volume makes a significant and timely contribution to our understanding of the linguistic landscape of today’s Europe.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH

Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)


Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cascadilla Press

Classiques Garnier

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

Georgetown University Press

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Peter Lang AG


Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


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Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Linguistic Association of Finland

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)

Seoul National University

SIL International Publications

Universitat Jaume I

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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