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Title: Linguistic Diversity in Europe
Subtitle: Current Trends and Discourses
Edited By: Patrick Studer
Iwar Werlen
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/179886?format=G
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] 97
Description:

This book, which emerges in the context of the European research network
LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence), is concerned with
European multilingualism both as a political concept and as a social
reality. It features cutting-edge studies by linguists and anthropologists
who perceive multilingualism as a discursive phenomenon which can be
revealed and analyzed through empirical fieldwork. The book presents a
fresh perspective of European multilingualism as it takes the reader
through key themes of social consciousness – identity, policy, education,
economy – and relevant societal levels of organization (European, national,
regional).

With its distinct focus on post-national society caught in unifying as well
as diversifying socio-political currents, the volume problematizes emerging
contradictions inherent in the idea of a Europe beyond the nation state –
between speech minorities and majorities, economic realities, or
socio-political ideologies.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Contact
Language Policy
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110270839
Pages: 342
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110270884
Pages: 342
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95