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Language and Identity in Englishes

By Urszula Clark

Routledge – 2013 – 212 pages

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Description

Language and Identity in Englishes examines the core issues and debates surrounding the relationship between English, language and identity. Drawing on a range of international examples from the UK, US, China and India, Clark uses both cutting-edge fieldwork and her own original research to give a comprehensive account of the study of language and identity.

Key features include:

  • Discussion of language in relation to various aspects of identity, such as those connected with nation and region, as well as in relation to social aspects such as social class and race.
  • A chapter on undertaking research that will equip students with appropriate research methods for their own projects
  • An analysis of language and identity within the context of written as well as spoken texts

With its accessible structure, international scope and the inclusion of leading research in the area, this book is ideal for any student taking modules in language and identity or sociolinguistics.

Contents

1. Introduction Chapter 2. Englishes and History 3. Englishes and National Identity 4. Englishes, Language Policies and Education 5. Issues in Researching Variaties of Englishes and Identity 6. Indexicality and Enregisterment 7. Englishes and Social Context 8. Englishes and Social Identity 9. Language and Identity in Englishes: a sociodiscursive perspective 10. Undertaking Your Own Research Project References Index

 

Name: Language and Identity in Englishes (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Urszula Clark. Language and Identity in Englishes examines the core issues and debates surrounding the relationship between English, language and identity. Drawing on a range of international examples from the UK, US, China and India, Clark uses both cutting-edge...
Categories: Applied Linguistics, Language and Communication, Sociolinguistics, Varieties of English, Language & Linguistics