Language Policy / Edition 1

Language Policy / Edition 1

by Bernard Spolsky, Rajend Mesthrie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521011752

ISBN-13: 9780521011754

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The volume brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to create a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language. The book discusses key approaches to stylistic variation, including such issues as attention paid to speech, audience design, identity construction, the corpus study of register, genre, distinctiveness and the

Overview

The volume brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to create a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language. The book discusses key approaches to stylistic variation, including such issues as attention paid to speech, audience design, identity construction, the corpus study of register, genre, distinctiveness and the anthropological study of style. Rigorous and engaging, this book will become the standard work on stylistic variation. It will be welcomed by students and academics in sociolinguistics, English language, dialectology, anthropology and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521011754
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Series:
Key Topics in Sociolinguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Language practices, ideology and beliefs, and management and planning; 2. Driving out the bad; 3. Pursuing the good and dealing with the new; 4. The nature of language policy and its domains; 5. Two monolingual polities - Iceland and France; 6. How did English spread?; 7. Does the US have a language policy or just civil rights?; 8. Language rights; 9. Monolingual polities under pressure; 10. Monolingual polities with recognised linguistic minorities; 11. Partitioning language space - two, three, many; 12. Resisting language shift; 13. Conclusions.

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