Languages and Their Status
University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 1, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 335 pages
An introduction both to languages themselves and to their social role, Languages and Their Status gives insight into the meaning, value, and function of language within culture and into the ways language behavior varies and changes. It examines the part languages play in the evolution and structure of communities and, in turn, the ways languages are shaped by the social forces impinging on their speakers.
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Preface to the 1987 Edition
A PAPUAN LANGUAGE OF NEW GUINEA
CAPE YORK CREOLE
DIALECT VARIATIONS AND LANGUAGE