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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   34 / 1
Date: January 2005
Table of Contents: Local Discourse and Global Research: The role of local knowledge
by Michael Agar
pp 1-22

Aging and Gendering
by Richard Cameron
pp 23-61

Multilingual Play: Children's code-switching, role play, and agency in Dominica, West Indies
by Amy L. Paugh
pp 63-86

Religious Genres, Entextualization and Literacy in Gitano Children
by Ana Cano, David Poveda, Manuel Palomares-Valera
pp 87-115

Academic writing and global inequality: Resistance, betrayal and responsibility in scholarship
by Thiru Kandiah
pp 117-132

Publications Received
by Thiru Kandiah
pp 157-160

Editor's Note
by Jane H. Hill
pp 161-161

Daniel Long & Dennis R. Preston (eds.), Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, vol. 2. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2002. Pp. xxv+412 pp. Hb $209.
reviewed by Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy
pp 133-137

CHRIS BARKER & DARIUSZ GALASINSKI, Cultural studies and discourse analysis: A dialogue on language and identity. London: Sage, 2001. Pp. viii, 192. Pb.
reviewed by pp 137-141

Margaret Deucher & Suzanne Quay, Bilingual Acquisition: Theoretical implications of a case study. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. 176. Pb. $18.95.
reviewed by Mara Henderson
pp 141-145

Smith, Neil, Language, Bananas and Bonobos: Linguistic problems, puzzles and polemics. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002. Pp. viii, 150. Hb $62.95, pb $29.95.
reviewed by John Hellermann
pp 145-147

Wexler, Paul. Two-tiered Relexification in Yiddish: Jews, Sorbs, Khazars, and the Kiev-Polessian dialect. Trends in Linguistics Studies and Monographs 136. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2002. 713 pp.
reviewed by Claire Lefebvre
pp 147-151

Eithne B. Carlin & Jacques Arends (eds.), Atlas of the Languages of Suriname. Leiden: KILTV Press, 2002. Pp. 346. Hb € 37.50.
reviewed by Michel Launey
pp 151-155

Chris Barker & Dariusz Galasinski, Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis: A dialogue on language and identity . London: Sage, 2001. Pp. viii, 192. Pb.
reviewed by Diana Eades
pp 137-141

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Yiddish, Eastern
Yiddish, Western
LL Issue: 16.747