Language, Culture and Communication in Contemporary Europe

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This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the consideration of aspects of Europe's linguistic and cultural heritage. The ten contributions explore the relationship between language, culture and modern communication, either taking Europe as a whole or looking at specific countries. The authors' backgrounds and expertise span a number of disciplines, from linguistics, sociolinguistics and translation studies to information technology and cultural studies.
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This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the consideration of aspects of Europe's linguistic and cultural heritage. The ten contributions explore the relationship between language, culture and modern communication, either taking Europe as a whole or looking at specific countries. The authors' backgrounds and expertise span a number of disciplines, from linguistics, sociolinguistics and translation studies to information technology and cultural studies.
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A broadly multidisciplinary perspective on the linguistic and cultural heritage of Europe as a whole and of Scotland, France, and Spain. The 10 essays cover nationality and identity, language planning and policies, and translation. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781853593604
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/5/1996
  • Pages: 344

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The Global Information Society and Europe's Linguistic and Cultural Heritage 1
2 Language and National Identity in Europe: theoretical and practical problems 28
3 Signs of Belonging: Languages, Nations and Culture in the Old and New Europe 47
4 Lowland Scots: Issues in Nationalism and Identity 61
5 Linguistic Purification, the French Nation-State and the Linguist 75
6 Language Planning at the Crossroads: the case of contemporary Spain 93
7 Centre-periphery Communication in Spain: the politics of language and the language of politics 111
8 Sense and Pense: an Alternative Language Policy for Europe 124
9 The Formulation of Translation Strategies for Cultural References 132
10 Translation as Cross-Cultural Communication 152
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