Challenges In The Social Life Of Language by John EdwardsChallenges In The Social Life Of Language by John Edwards

Challenges In The Social Life Of Language

byJohn Edwards

Hardcover | February 8, 2011

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The first book to highlight the most pressing sociology-of-language themes of our times. All of which have to do with the twin issues of power and identity . Important evidence and illustrations bearing upon these matters are provided and supplemented by an extensive bibliography.
JOHN EDWARDS is Professor of Psychology at St Francis Xavier University, Canada. His research interests are in language, identity and the many ramifications of their relationship. He is on the editorial boards of a dozen international language journals, and is the editor of theJournal of Multilingual and Multicultural Developmentand th...
Title:Challenges In The Social Life Of LanguageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:281 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1 inPublished:February 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230500315

ISBN - 13:9780230500310


Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: PERCEPTUAL UNDERPINNINGS The Study of Attitudes: Reculer pour mieux sauter Are Attitudes Important? Language Attitudes: Contexts and Features PART II: IDENTITY MATTERS Language, Group, Identity: General Considerations Language, Group, Identity: Secular and Spiritual Allegiances Language, Group, Identity: Gender PART III: LANGUAGE CONTACT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES Language and Imperialism No Good Past Dover Language Learning in Anglophone Settings Language Contact: Present and Future References Index