Challenges In The Social Life Of Language

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

byJohn Edwards

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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.

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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 the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.13 × 5.81 × 1 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230500315

ISBN - 13:9780230500310

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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