Handbook of Language and Communication: Diversity and Change

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Marlis Hellinger, Anne Pauwels
Walter de Gruyter, Sep 25, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 806 pages
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In line with the overall perspective of the Handbook series, the focus of Vol.9 is on language-related problems arising in the context of linguistic diversity and change, and the contributions Applied Linguistics can offer for solutions.

Part I, “Language minorities and inequality,” presents situations of language contact and linguistic diversity as world-wide phenomena. The focus is on indigenous and immigrant linguistic minorities, their (lack of) access to linguistic rights through language policies and the impact on their linguistic future .Part II “Language planning and language change,” focuses on the impact of colonialism, imperialism, globalisation and economics as factors that language policies and planning measures must account for in responding to problems deriving from language contact and linguistic diversity. Part III, “Language variation and change in institutional contexts,” examines language-related problems in selected institutional areas of communication (education, the law, religion, science, the Internet) which will often derive from socioeconomic, cultural and other non-linguistic asymmetries. Part IV, “The discourse of linguistic diversity and language change,” analyses linguistic diversity, language change and language reform as issues of public debates which are informed by different ideological positions, values and attitudes (e.g. with reference to sexism, racism, and political correctness).The volume also contains extensive reference sections and index material.

 

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Contents

Diversity and change An introduction
1
1 Regional and immigrant minority languages in Europe
15
2 Immigrant language minorities in the United States
53
Australia
87
Africa
123
Asia
151
6 Language contact culture and ecology
177
7 Models and approaches in language policy and planning
211
14 Forensic linguistics
429
15 Language and religion
459
16 Language war and peace
493
17 Language and science
523
18 Multilingualism on the Internet
553
19 Attitudes to language and communication
595
20 Language racism and ethnicity
619
21 Language and sexism
651

The revival of endangered languages
241
9 Economics and language policy
271
10 Language and colonialism
299
11 Linguistic imperialism? English as a global language
333
12 Language planning and language rights
365
13 Language and education
401
22 Linguistic diversity and language standardization
685
23 Borrowing as language conflict
715
24 Political correctness and freedom of speech
751
Backmatter
765
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Marlis Hellinger, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitšt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Anne Pauwels, University of Birmingham, UK.

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