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Linguistic Diversity In The South

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Author: Margaret Clelland Bender
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820325866
Size: 17.29 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 141
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by Margaret Clelland Bender, Linguistic Diversity In The South Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Linguistic Diversity In The South books, This volume brings together work by linguists and linguistic anthropologists not only on southern varieties of English, but also on other languages spoken in the region. The contributors, who often draw from their own involvement in language maintenance or linguistic heritage movements, engage several of the fields’ most pressing issues as they relate to the southern speech communities: tension between linguistic scholarship and linguistic activism; discourse genres; language contact; language ideology; and the relationship between language shift, language maintenance, and cultural reproduction. Acknowledging the role of immigration and settlement in shaping southern linguistic and cultural diversity, the volume covers a range of Native American, African American, and Euro-American speech communities. One essay explores the implementation of “dialect awareness programs” and the ethics of the relationship between researchers and North Carolina’s Lumbee and Ocracoke communities. Another essay focuses on a single Appalachian community to explore the interplay between linguistic variables commonly associated with Appalachian speech and others commonly associated with African American speech. Other essay topics include Creek language preservation efforts by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the history of language contact and linguistic diversity in the Carolinas, and the changing relationship between English and Mvskoke in Oklahoma. Also covered are the stereotypes, varied realities, and language ideologies associated with Appalachian speech communities; the mobilization of dialect by Cajun English speakers for creating humor, expressing solidarity, and setting boundaries; and the creative use of academic and religious discursive models in the construction of Melungeon and Appalachian Scotch-Irish discourses and identities.




Linguistic Diversity In South Asia

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Author: Charles Albert Ferguson
Publisher:
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Size: 61.30 MB
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Category : Language and languages
Languages : en
Pages : 118
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by Charles Albert Ferguson, Linguistic Diversity In South Asia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Linguistic Diversity In South Asia books,




Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us

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Author: Susan Tamasi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136579044
Size: 62.26 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 380
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Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us

by Susan Tamasi, Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us books, This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US – including standard and nonstandard forms of English, creoles, Native American languages, and immigrant languages from across the globe – and shows how this distribution and diversity of languages has helped shape and define America as well as an American identity. The volume introduces the basic concepts of sociolinguistics and the politics of language through cohesive, up-to-date and accessible coverage of such key topics as dialectal development and the role of English as the majority language, controversies concerning language use in society, languages other than English used in the US, and the policies that have directly or indirectly influenced language use. These topics are presented in such a way that students can examine the inherent diversity of the communicative systems used in the United States as both a form of cultural enrichment and as the basis for socio-political conflict. The author team outlines the different viewpoints on contemporary issues surrounding language in the US and contextualizes these issues within linguistic facts, to help students think critically and formulate logical discussions. To provide opportunities for further examination and debate, chapters are organized around key misconceptions or questions ("I don't have an accent" or "Immigrants don't want to learn English"), bringing them to the forefront for readers to address directly. Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US is a fresh and unique take on a widely taught topic. It is ideal for students from a variety of disciplines or with no prior knowledge of the field, and a useful text for introductory courses on language in the US, American English, language variation, language ideology, and sociolinguistics.




Mapping Linguistic Diversity In Multicultural Contexts

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Author: Monica Barni
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110207346
Size: 65.84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 358
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Mapping Linguistic Diversity In Multicultural Contexts

by Monica Barni, Mapping Linguistic Diversity In Multicultural Contexts Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mapping Linguistic Diversity In Multicultural Contexts books, Within the European context, linguistic diversity can be studied at the level of both official state languages and non-national languages. This comprehensive overview offers insightful crossnational and crosscontinental perspectives on non-national languages in terms of both regional and immigrant languages. The book focuses on mapping linguistic diversity in both the private and public domain. Methodological issues and empirical outcomes are explored for a variety of European and non-European countries and languages. The book consists of four parts. Part 1 provides an introduction to the subject, as well as an overview and discussion of migration statistics and language use. Part 2 deals with the mapping of regional languages in Europe, exemplified by case studies on Welsh, Basque, and Frisian. Part 3 focuses on immigrant languages in Europe and includes case studies from both national (Switzerland, Italy, France) and crossnational (Multilingual Cities Project) perspectives. Part 4 turns to mapping linguistic diversity abroad with case studies on Australia, South Africa, Turkey, and Japan.




Language Of Instruction In Tanzania And South Africa Loitasa

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Author: Birgit Brock-Utne
Publisher:
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Size: 36.65 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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Language Of Instruction In Tanzania And South Africa Loitasa

by Birgit Brock-Utne, Language Of Instruction In Tanzania And South Africa Loitasa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language Of Instruction In Tanzania And South Africa Loitasa books, This book covers research findings on the language and education situations in Tanzania and South Africa. It outlines the policies governing language of instruction for education in the two countries, and assesses the extent to which existing policies are being implemented. It presents the history of the development of language policies in the two countries and considers how they are actually working in practice at classroom level. The contributors further consider the economic viabilities of language policies, and the necessity to rationalise languages and dialects for education purposes.




Language Diversity In The Pacific

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Author: Denis Cunningham
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853598674
Size: 33.23 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 217
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Language Diversity In The Pacific

by Denis Cunningham, Language Diversity In The Pacific Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language Diversity In The Pacific books, The Southwest Pacific from Southern China through Indonesia, Australia and the Pacific Islands constitutes the richest linguistic region of the world. That rich resource cannot be taken for granted. Some of its languages have already been lost; many more are under threat. The challenge is to describe the languages that exist today and to adopt policies that will support their maintenance.




South Africa In The Global Imaginary

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Author: Leon De Kock
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN:
Size: 14.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 298
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South Africa In The Global Imaginary

by Leon De Kock, South Africa In The Global Imaginary Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download South Africa In The Global Imaginary books, This award-winning collection of essays about culture and identity was written from the perspective of post-apartheid South Africa. Voted best special issue of 2001 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journal.




Language And Society In South Asia

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Author: Michael C. Shapiro
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120826076
Size: 57.59 MB
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Category : Areal linguistics
Languages : en
Pages : 293
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Language And Society In South Asia

by Michael C. Shapiro, Language And Society In South Asia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language And Society In South Asia books, During the past two decades there has been a significant amount of research and publication concerning the sociolinguistics of South Asian languages. Language and Society in South Asia is the first major attempt to assess the impact of this new literature. It exposits the methodological and theoretical assumptions of sociolinguistic descriptions of south Asian languages, and contrasts them with the assumptions of earlier characterizations of these languages. An important feature of this book is its detailed examination of numerous schools of linguistic analysis within which most past descriptive work on South Asian languages has been carried out. This is done in language accessible both to the professional linguist and to non-linguists interested in social aspects of language use in South Asia. Among the topics treated in this book are traditional taxonomies of South Asian languages, South Asia as a linguistic area, social dialectology, bi- and multilingualism in South Asia, pidginization, creolization, and South Asian English, ethnographic semantics, and the ethnography of speaking. The work also contains an extensive bibliography of the scholarly literature pertinent to the study of South Asian languages in their social contexts.




The Handbook Of Bilingualism

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Author: Tej K. Bhatia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780631227359
Size: 22.40 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 884
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The Handbook Of Bilingualism

by Tej K. Bhatia, The Handbook Of Bilingualism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Handbook Of Bilingualism books, The Handbook of Bilingualism provides state-of-the-art treatments of the central issues that arise in consideration of the phenomena of bilingualism ranging from the representation of the two languages in the bilingual individual's brain to the various forms of bilingual education, including the status of bilingualism in each area of the world. Provides state-of-the-art coverage of a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling. Includes latest assessment of the global linguistic situation with particular emphasis on those geographical areas which are centers of global conflict and commerce. Explores new topics such as global media and mobile and electronic language learning. Includes contributions by internationally renowned researchers from different disciplines, genders, and ethnicities.




Multilingualism At Work

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Author: Bernd Meyer
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902721929X
Size: 28.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 274
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Multilingualism At Work

by Bernd Meyer, Multilingualism At Work Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Multilingualism At Work books, This volume focuses on work situations in Europe, North America and South-Africa, such as academic, medical and public sector, or business settings, in which participants have to make constant use of more than one language to cooperate with partners, clients, or colleagues. Central questions are how the social and linguistic organization of work is adapted to the necessity of using different languages and how multilingualism impinges on the communicative outcome of different types of discourse or genres. Thus, the authors are all interested in multilingual practices 'at work', which is to say how different forms of multilingual communication are managed, flexibly adjusted to, acquired, and/or improved in a given workplace setting that often calls for particular implicit or explicit language policies. Thus, this volume contributes to the study of workplace communication in a globalized world by drawing on different types of authentic data.