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Linguistic Ecology Language Change and Linguistic Imperialism in the Pacific Region

Linguistic Ecology: Language Change and Linguistic Imperialism in the Pacific Region

1st Edition

By Peter Mühlhäusler
May 08, 2015

In this book, the author examines the transformation of the Pacific language region under the impact of colonization, westernization and modernization. By focusing on the linguistic and socio-historical changes of the past 200 years, it aims to bring a new dimension to the study of Pacific ...

Broken English Dialects and the Politics of Language in Renaissance Writings

Broken English: Dialects and the Politics of Language in Renaissance Writings

1st Edition

By Paula Blank
April 10, 2014

The English language in the Renaissance was in many ways a collection of competing Englishes. Paula Blank investigates the representation of alternative vernaculars - the dialects of early modern English - in both linguistic and literary works of the period. Blank argues that Renaissance authors ...

Language in History Theories and Texts

Language in History: Theories and Texts

1st Edition

By Dr Tony Crowley, Tony Crowley
November 30, 1995

In Language in History, Tony Crowley provides the analytical tools for answering such questions. Using a radical re-reading of Saussure and Bahktin, he demonstrates, in four case studies, the ways in which language has been used to construct social and cultural identity in Britain and Ireland. For ...

Linguistic Culture and Language Policy

Linguistic Culture and Language Policy

1st Edition

By Harold Schiffman
March 05, 1998

By looking closely at the multilingual democracies of India, France and the USA, Harold F. Schiffman examines how language policy is primarily a social construct based on belief systems, attitudes and myths.Linguistic Culture and Language Policy exposes language policy as culture-specific, helping ...

The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World From Colonization to Globalization

The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World: From Colonization to Globalization

1st Edition

By Clare Mar-Molinero
May 25, 2000

Spanish is now the third most widely spoken language in the world after English and Chinese. This book traces how and why Spanish has arrived at this position, examining its role in the diverse societies where it is spoken from Europe to the Americas. Providing a comprehensive survey of language ...

English and the Discourses of Colonialism

English and the Discourses of Colonialism

1st Edition

By Alastair Pennycook
September 17, 1998

English and the Discourses of Colonialism opens with the British departure from Hong Kong marking the end of British colonialism. Yet Alastair Pennycook argues that this dramatic exit masks the crucial issue that the traces left by colonialism run deep.This challenging and provocative book looks ...

The Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922 A Sourcebook

The Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922: A Sourcebook

1st Edition

By Tony Crowley, Dr Tony Crowley (S Editor)
December 16, 1999

For almost a thousand years language has been an important and contentious issue in Ireland but above all it reflects the great themes of Irish history: colonial, invasion, native resistance, religious and cultural difference.Collected here for the first time are texts on language from the date of ...

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