Language, Culture and Communication in Contemporary Europe

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Charlotte Hoffmann
Multilingual Matters, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 164 pages
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"This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the consideration of aspects of Europe's linguistic and cultural heritage. The ten contributions explore the relationship between language, culture and modern communication, either taking Europe as a whole or looking at specific countries. The authors' backgrounds and expertise span a number of disciplines, from linguistics, sociolinguistics and translation studies to information technology and cultural studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the consideration of aspects of Europe's linguistic and cultural heritage. The ten contributions explore the relationship between language, culture and modern communication, either taking Europe as a whole or looking at specific countries. The authors' backgrounds and expertise span a number of disciplines, from linguistics, sociolinguistics and translation studies to information technology and cultural studies.  

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Language Nationality and Identity
28
Tony Crowley
47
Kim Hardie
61
Language Planning and Language Policies
75
Charlotte Hoffmann
93
Audrey Brassloff
111
PaulGubbins
124
Christina Schaffner
152
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Charlotte Hoffmann grew up in a bilingual family in Germany and raised her children to become trilingual. She is Reader in Sociolinguistics at the University of Salford, UK, where she is also Associate Director of the European Studies Research Institute. Her publications cover child trilingualism, trilingual competence and societal multilingualism.

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