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Journal Title: Language Problems and Language Planning
Volume/Issue:   36/2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 102 pp.

Table of Content

Articles / Articulos / Aufsätze / Artikoloj

Standardising Cornish: The politics of a new minority language
Dave Sayers
99–119

L’évidence des anglicismes dans les discours journalistiques français: Le cas du sport
Mélanie Bernard-Béziade et Michaël Attali
120–135

Official English in the constitutions and statutes of the fifty states in the United States
Eduardo D. Faingold
136–148

Officialization and linguistic acculturation of Spanish in the United States Catholic Church
Antonio Medina-Rivera
149–165

Interlinguistics / Interlingüística / Interlinguistik / Interlingvistiko

Esperanto and minority languages: A sociolinguistic comparison
KIMURA Goro Christoph
167–181

Reviews / Críticas / Rezensionen / Recenzoj

Emanuele Mambretti e Remo Bracchi. Dizionario etimologico-etnografico dei dialetti di Livigno e Trepalle DELT
Recensione di Federico Gobbo
183–186

Hywel Coleman (ed.). Dreams and Realities: Developing Countries and the English Language
Reviewed by Robert N. St. Clair
187–189

Becker, Ulrich (Hg.). Interlingvistiko kaj Esperantologio. Bibliografio de la publikaĵoj de Detlev Blanke. Kun dulingvaj enkondukoj kaj indeksoj. / Interlinguistik und Esperantologie. Bibliographie der Veröffentlichungen von Detlev Blanke. Mit Einführungen und Registern in Deutsch und Esperanto
Rezensiert von Cornelia Mannewitz
190–192

Ines-Andrea Busch-Lauer und Sabine Fiedler (Hg.). Sprachraum Europa — Alles Englisch oder…?
Rezensiert von László Marácz
193–197

Luis M. Hernández Yzal, Árpád Máthé and Ana Maria Molera (eds.). Bibliografio de periodaĵoj en aŭ pri Esperanto
Reviewed by Humphrey Tonkin
198–200
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Cornish
English
Esperanto
French
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 23.3463