Language And The City by Diarmait Mac Giolla ChrLanguage And The City by Diarmait Mac Giolla Chr

Language And The City

byDiarmait Mac Giolla Chr

Hardcover | June 29, 2007

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This book shows the effects of globalization on language in social context, identifying the city as the key site for the realization of these effects. It challenges assumptions that hold sustainable linguistic diversity to be inherently non-urban while regarding the city as an unproblematic site for understanding the social function of language.
Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost is Professor at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, UK. He is an authority on linguistic minorities and language planning. His previous books include Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia, The Irish Language in Ireland from Goídel to Gl...
Title:Language And The CityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:June 29, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230018785

ISBN - 13:9780230018785

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Table of Contents

List of Photographs List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgements Introduction PART 1: THE INTELLECTUAL INHERITANCE The City Sociolinguistics Language Planning PART 2: TOWARDS A NEW CONCEPTUAL TERRAIN Place Identity Power Conclusions Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'A fascinating book...which will stimulate any reader interested in contemporary urban life.' - Huw Thomas, International Planning Studies

'Mac Giolla Chríost writes with scholarly confidence...this book poses important questions for a greater understanding of the relationship between the city, language and linguistic diversity.' - Robert Blackwood, Language Policy