Название: China`s assimilationist language policy ISBN: 041559605X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415596053 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 22688 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book assesses the current state of indigenous and minority language policy in China. It considers especially language policy in the education system, including in higher education, and provides detailed case studies of how particular ethnic minorities are being affected by the integrationist approach.
Описание: In a unique contribution to understanding the interaction of language policy and planning in modern conflict resolution, Janet Muller provides an insider account of the search for improved status for the Irish language in Northern Ireland from the 1980s.
Автор: Labov Название: The Language of Life and Death ISBN: 1107656818 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107656819 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3433 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: We share the experience of others through the stories they tell of the crucial events in their lives. This book provides a rich range of narratives that grip the reader's attention together with an analysis of how it is done. While remaining true to the facts, narrators use linguistic devices to present themselves in the best possible light and change the listener's perception of who is to blame for what has occurred. William Labov extends his widely used framework for narrative analysis to matters of greatest human concern: the danger of death, violence, premonitions, and large-scale community conflicts. The book also examines traditional epic and historical texts, from Herodotus and the Old Testament to Macaulay, showing how these literary genres draw upon the techniques of personal narratives. Not only relevant to students of narratology, discourse and sociolinguistics, this book will be rewarding reading for anyone interested in the human condition.
Описание: The Quebec language laws provide a case in point of the relation between social change and language planning. This comprehensive analysis of Quebec language issue exposes the material and symbolic causes of these legislative measures and assesses their effects.
Автор: Duranti A Название: The Handbook Of Language Socialization ISBN: 1118772997 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118772997 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 7532 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field.
Автор: Rajend Mesthrie Название: Language in South Africa ISBN: 052153383X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521533836 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Цена: 1808 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is a guide to language and society in South Africa. As the authors demonstrate, the South African context offers a treasure trove of data and examples
for linguistic and sociolinguistic study. The title surveys the most important language groupings in the region in terms of pre-colonial and colonial historycontact between the different
language varieties, leading to language loss, pidginization, creolization and new mixed varietieslanguage and public policy issues associated with the transition to a post-apartheid
society and its eleven official languages.
It details the history of indigenous languages, the impact of European languages upon them, and of transformations to the European
Автор: Edited by Braj B. Kachru Название: Language in South Asia ISBN: 0521781418 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521781411 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 13918 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: South Asia is a rich and fascinating linguistic area, its many hundreds of languages from four major language families representing the distinctions of caste, class, profession, religion, and region. This comprehensive new volume presents an overview of the language situation in this vast subcontinent in a linguistic, historical and sociolinguistic context. An invaluable resource, it comprises authoritative contributions from leading international scholars within the fields of South Asian language and linguistics, historical linguistics, cultural studies and area studies. Topics covered include the ongoing linguistic processes, controversies, and implications of language modernization; the functions of South Asian languages within the legal system, media, cinema, and religion; language conflicts and politics, and Sanskrit and its long traditions of study and teaching. Language in South Asia is an accessible interdisciplinary book for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, multilingualism, language planning and South Asian studies.
Описание: The need to forge an inclusive, multi-racial, multicultural South African national identity has been one of the dominant themes in post-Apartheid politics and society. This book adopts a theoretical approach to the study of language policy and national identity, in a general sense and with application to sociolinguistic situation in South Africa.
Описание: This volume considers a range of ways in which bilingual programs can make a contribution to aspects of human and economic development in the global South. The authors examine the consequences of different policies, programs, and pedagogies for learners and local communities through recent ethnographic research on these topics. The revitalization of minority languages and local cultural practices, management of linguistic and cultural diversity, and promotion of equal opportunities (both social and economic) are all explored in this light.
Описание: Adopting a rigorous theoretical approach to the study of language policy and national identity, both generally and with specific application to the sociolinguistic situation in South Africa, this volume also includes an entire chapter devoted to Afrikaans.
Описание: The third installment in the landmark LAVIS (Language Variety in the South) series, New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches brings together essays devoted to the careful examination and elucidation of the rich linguistic diversity of the American South, updating and broadening the work of the earlier volumes by more fully capturing the multifaceted configuration of languages and dialects in the South.Beginning with an introduction to American Indian languages of the Southeast, five fascinating essays discuss indigenous languages, including Caddo, Ofo, and Timucua, and evidence for the connection between the Pre-Columbian Southeast and the Caribbean.Five essays explore the earlier Englishes of the South, covering topics such as the eighteenth century as the key period in the differentiation of Southern American English and the use of new quantitative methods to trace the transfer of linguistic features from England to America. They examine a range of linguistic resources, such as plantation overseers’ writings, modern blues lyrics, linguistic databases, and lexical and locutional compilations that reveal the region’s distinctive dialectal traditions.New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches widens the scope of inquiry into the linguistic influences of the African diaspora as evidenced in primary sources and records. A comprehensive essay redefines the varieties of French in Louisiana, tracing the pathway from Colonial Louisiana to the emergence of Plantation Society French in a diglossic relationship with Louisiana Creole. A further essay maps the shift from French to English in family documents.An assortment of essays on English in the contemporary South touch on an array of compelling topics from discourse strategies to dialectal emblems of identity to stereotypes in popular perception.Essays about recent Latino immigrants to the South bring the collection into the twenty-first century, taking into account the dramatic increase in the population of Spanish speakers and illuminating the purported role of “Spanglish,” the bilingual lives of Spanish-speaking Latinos in Mississippi, and the existence of regional Spanish dialectal diversity.
Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation is an introduction to the study of language and applied linguistics for students who have had a minimum of exposure to the discipline of linguistics. Using clear, easy-to-understand explanations and examples, this text avoids the in-depth theoretical coverage found in texts written for those who specialize in linguistics or SLA. As a result, this book is perfect for students whose chosen fields require them to be acquainted with the ways language works--such as future teachers, psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists--but who do not intend to become linguists. The text is also suitable for English or ESL/EFL teachers who need a reference volume about various aspects of language, particularly as it applies to teaching. Each chapter includes research projects and further readings.
The third edition of Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation features a new design and reorganization. All content has been significantly revised and updated. Each chapter also debunks a common language myth and now incorporates exercises that, for prior editions, appeared in a supplementary workbook. Extra practice for students is available online, as is additional materials for teachers. (There is no workbook for the third edition.)
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