Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.
Language Planning and Policy in the Pacific, Volume 1
This volume covers the language situation in the Fiji, The Philippines and Vanuatu explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation – including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion, and the roles of non-indigenous languages. The authors are indigenous and/or have been participants in the language planning context.