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Title: Language and Ethnicity
Written By: Carmen Fought
Series Title: Key Topics in Sociolinguistics

What is ethnicity? Is there a ‘white’ way of speaking? Why do people
sometimes borrow features of another ethnic group’s language? Why do we
sometimes hear an accent that isn’t there? This lively overview reveals the
fascinating relationship between language ethnic identity, exploring the
crucial role it plays in both revealing a speaker’s ethnicity and helping
to construct it. Drawing on research from a range of ethnic groups around
the world, it shows how language contributes to the social and
psychological processes involved in the formation of ethnic identity,
exploring both the linguistic features of ethnic language varieties and
also the ways in which language is used by different ethnic groups.
Complete with discussion questions and a glossary, Language and Ethnicity
will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, as well
as anybody interested in ethnic issues, language and education,
inter-ethnic communication, and the relationship between language and identity.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521848431
ISBN-13: 9780521848435
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 89.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521612918
ISBN-13: 9780521612913
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 37.99