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LINGUIST List 17.3523

Wed Nov 29 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Phipps

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Kathryn King, Learning the Arts of Linguistic Survival: Phipps

Message 1: Learning the Arts of Linguistic Survival: Phipps
Date: 29-Nov-2006
From: Kathryn King <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Learning the Arts of Linguistic Survival: Phipps

Title: Learning the Arts of Linguistic Survival
Subtitle: Languaging, Tourism, Life
Series Title: Tourism and Cultural Change
Published: 2006
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=184541053X

Author: Alison Phipps
Electronic: ISBN: 1845410556 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 49.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1845410548 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 184541053X Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 19.95

In this ground-breaking contribution to the study of tourism and languages,
Alison Phipps examines what happens when tourists learn to speak other
languages. From ordering a coffee to following directions she argues for a
new perception of the relationship between tourism and languages from one
based on the acquisition of basic, functional skills to one which sustains
and even strengthens intercultural dialogue.

The twelve chapters comprising this book tell stories of the experience of
learning and speaking tourist languages. Drawing on a range of disciplines
Alison Phipps takes the reader on a journey through risk, way finding,
mistakes, laughter, conversations and the imagination. She provides rich
descriptions of the world of language learning which has remained invisible
to mainstream studies of language education, existing as it does on the
margins of educational life. She shows how tourism is shaped by the
learning experiences of everyday life. Languages, she argues passionately,
fundamentally change the nature of perception, dwelling and relationships
to other people and the world.

This book will be essential reading for all those interested in tourism
studies and in modern languages education. It is a timely study, coming at
time of crisis in languages, as English exerts its power as a world
language and as a dominant language of tourism. Learning the Arts of
Linguistic Survival: Languaging, Tourism, Life will also be of interest to
anthropologists, linguists, geographers, sociologists and those studying

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
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Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
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