Beyond Boundaries: Language and Identity in Contemporary Europe

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Paul Gubbins, Mike Holt
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2002 - Social Science - 162 pages
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Language and identity are closely interwoven: this collection of essays examines their relationship in a multicultural Europe and beyond and explores various ways in which language is used to forge class, regional and national identity. The question of multiple identity and the role of English are also considered.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Educational
11
Language
19
Unification
35
EU Language Policy in an Expanded
46
Cultural Memory Language
59
Language and Loyalty in Nice
91
The French Language Universalism and Postcolonial Identity
101
Children Language and Boundary
111
Language Use and Identity Among AfricanCaribbean Young
126
Language Maintenance
145
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Paul Gubbins, a former journalist, teaches German at the University of Salford. His research interests include language planning and policy and the international language Esperanto. Mike Holt is a lecturer in Arabic at the University of Salford. He has published work on Arabic linguistics and language and geopolitics.

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