Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity: Disciplinary and Regional Perspectives (Volume I) by Joshua A. Fishman

Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity: Disciplinary and Regional Perspectives (Volume I)

EditorJoshua A. Fishman, Ofelia Garcia

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This volume argues that language, ethnicity, and identity are defined by the circumstances under which they are created. The foundational chapter by Joshua A. Fishman describes how language, ethnicity, and identity are variable and changeable. The essays in the first part of the Handbook viewlanguage and ethnic identity through the lenses of sociolinguistics, psychology, anthropology, politics, and economics. These essays address important topics such as diasporic languages, language and ethnic identity near state borders, and the education of Indigenous peoples, language minorities,and the Deaf. The second part of the Handbook views language and ethnic identity through a regional perspective, embarking on a journey through Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia and the Pacific. Drawing on both historical and up-to-date accounts, these chapters examine therelationship between constructions of language and ethnic identity and constructions of nation-states.Although the volume offers considerable sophistication in the treatment of language, ethnicity and identity, it has been written for the non-specialized reader, whether student or layperson. Written by well-known scholars in their fields, the contributions offer a list of reference to steer readersto crucial further readings, as well as questions for further reflection and inquiry.

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Joshua A. Fishman is Distinguished University Research Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus at Yeshiva University. Ofelia Garcia is Professor of Urban Education at The Graduate Center at CUNY.

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Title:Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity: Disciplinary and Regional Perspectives (Volume I)Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:May 29, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsJoshua A. Fishman and Ofelia Garcia: PrefaceFoundationsJoshua A. Fishman: Sociolinguistics: Language and Ethnic Identity in ContextPart I: Disciplinary, Methodological and Topical Approaches in the Study of Language and Ethnic Identity Disciplinary and Methodological Approaches1. Amado M. Padilla and Graciela N. Borsato: Psychology2. Karmela Liebkind: Social Psychology3. Miki Makihara: Anthropology4. William Safran: Political Science and Politics5. Francois Grin: Economics6. Nancy C. Dorian: Linguistic and Ethnographic Fieldwork7. Guus Extra: Demolinguistic and Geolinguistic PerspectivesTopical Approaches8. Tope Omoniyi: Borders9. Rakhmiel Peltz: Diasporic Languages: The Jewish World10. Colin Baker: Sign Language and the Deaf Community11. Bernard Spolsky: Second Language Learning Perspective12. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas: Education of Indigenous and Minority ChildrenPart II Regional Perspectives in the Study of Language and Ethnic Identity Europe13. Ulrich Ammon: Western Europe14. James R. Dow: Germany15. Colin H. Williams: The Celtic World16. Leena Huss and Anna-Riitta Lindgren: Scandinavia17. Miroslav Hroch: The Slavic WorldThe Americas18. Donna Patrick: Canada19. Terrence G. Wiley: The United States20. Teresa L. McCarty and Ofelia Zepeda: Native Americans21. Sonja L. Lanehart: African American Language22. Ofelia Garcia, Dina Lopez and Carmina Makar: Latin AmericaAfrica and the Middle East23. Samuel Gyasi Obeng and Tristan Purvis: Sub-Saharan Africa24. Neville Alexander: South Africa25. Moha Ennaji: The Arab WorldAsia and The Pacific26. William Fierman and Jala Garibova: Central Asia and Azerbaijan27. Harold F. Schiffman: South and Southeast Asia28. Mingling Zhou: China: The Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan29. Akie Tomozawa and Masahito Yoshimura: Japan30. Stephen May: Aotearoa/New ZealandConclusionOfelia Garcia: Languaging and Ethnifying