Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorJoshua A. Fishman

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This volume presents a comprehensive introduction to the connection between language and ethnicity. Since the "ethnic revival" of the last twenty years, there has been a substantial and interdisciplinary change in our understanding of the connection between these fundamental aspects of ouridentity. Joshua Fishman has commissioned over 25 previously unpublished papers on every facet of the subject. This volume is interdisciplinary and the contributors are all distinguished figures in their fields. After each chapter Fishman pulls together the various views that have been expressed andshows how they differ and how they are alike. The volume is useful as a scholarly reference, a resource for the lay reader, and can also be used as a text in ethnicity courses.

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This volume presents a comprehensive introduction to the connection between language and ethnicity. Since the "ethnic revival" of the last twenty years, there has been a substantial and interdisciplinary change in our understanding of the connection between these fundamental aspects of ouridentity. Joshua Fishman has commissioned over ...

Joshua A. Fishman is at Yeshiva University (Emeritus).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 5.91 × 8.82 × 1.42 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195124294

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"...[the book] is a useful resource for readers who wish to gain an overview of some of the main issues of language and ethnicity in diverse regions and to understand the approach to these issues taken by scholars in disciplines other than their own....Most importantly,...the contributors gobeyond essentialist views of ethnicity as a fixed attribute and the individual chapters enable readers to appreciate something of the complexity that underlies current debates about language and ethnicity."--Linguistics and Education