Language and Identity: National, Ethnic, Religious

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 268 pages
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Offering a uniquely broad-based overview of the role of language choice in the construction of national, cultural, and personal identity, this textbook examines a wide range of specific cases from various parts of the world in order to arrive at some general principles concerning the links between language and identity. It will benefit students and researchers in a wide range of fields where identity is an important issue, and who currently lack a single source to turn to for an overview from sociolinguistics.

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JOHN E.JOSEPH is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. He previously taught at the University of Maryland at College Park and at the University of Hong Kong. His books include Eloquence and Power, Ideologies of Language (with T.J.Taylor), Limiting the Arbitrary and From Whitney to Chomsky.