Language and Identity: An Introduction

Language and Identity: An Introduction

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by John Edwards
     
 

Outlines the relationship between our identity as members of groups and the language varieties important to each group.See more details below

Overview

Outlines the relationship between our identity as members of groups and the language varieties important to each group.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521696029
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Series:
Key Topics in Sociolinguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

John Edwards is Professor of Psychology at St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia. His previous publications include Language in Canada (Cambridge, 1998).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Identity, the individual and the group; 3. Identifying ourselves; 4. Language, dialect and identity; 5. Dialect and identity: beyond standard and non-standard; 6. Language, religion and identity; 7. Language, gender and identity; 8. Ethnicity and nationalism; 9. Assessments of nationalism; 10. Language and nationalism; 11. Language planning and language ecology.

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