minority languages in the linguistic landscape palgrave studies in minority languages and communities

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Minority Languages In The Linguistic Landscape

Author : Durk Gorter
ISBN : 9780230272446
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the "same old issues" of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

The Multilingual Challenge

Author : Ulrike Jessner-Schmid
ISBN : 9781614512165
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This collection of scholarly articles is the first to address the challenges of multilingualism from a multidisciplinary perspective. The contributors to this volume examine both the beneficial and the problematic aspects of multilingualism in various dimensions, that is, they address familial, educational, academic, artistic, scientific, historical, professional, and geopolitical challenges.

Revitalizing Minority Languages

Author : Michael Hornsby
ISBN : 9781137498809
Genre : Social Science
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New speakers are an increasingly important aspect of the revitalization of minority languages since, in some cases, they can make up the majority of the language community in question. This volume examines this phenomenon from the viewpoint of three minority languages: Breton, Yiddish and Lemko.

Language Rights

Author : V. Pupavac
ISBN : 9781137284044
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Exploring language rights politics in theoretical, historical and international context, this book brings together debates from law, sociolinguistics, international politics, and the history of ideas. The author argues that international language rights advocacy supports global governance of language and questions freedoms of speech and expression.

Multilingualism And The Periphery

Author : Sari Pietikainen
ISBN : 9780199945191
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This edited volume explores the ways in which core-periphery dynamics shape multilingualism.

Reconsidering Canadian Curriculum Studies

Author : Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
ISBN : 9781137008978
Genre : Education
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Comprised of chapters written by established Canadian curriculum scholars as well as junior scholars and graduate students, this collection of essays provoke readers to imagine the different ways in which educational researchers can engage the narrative inquiry within the broader field of curriculum studies.

International Journal Of The Sociology Of Language

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ISBN : UOM:39015073584115
Genre : Sociolinguistics
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The Media In Scotland

Author : Neil Blain
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131653706
Genre : Social Science
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What does it mean to 'think differently'? What are the conditions under which original thought can take place and what are the obstacles to it? The ability to create thoughts is what lies at the base of philosophy and political theory and practice. One cannot hope to change the world, or even adequately critique it, without the possibility of the new in mental life.The Political Mindseeks to explore the possibility of thinking differently through connecting neuropsychological material on consciousness, nonconsciousness and affect to political theory. It spans many diverse disciplines: from hard-edged neuropsychology to sociology, economics, political theory and Eastern and Western philosophy. Its originality lies in its ability to draw meaningful connections between such disparate literatures, weaving a coherent whole. It then applies the concepts created to the currently popular topics of consumerism and the anti-capitalist and anti-globalisation movements.Key Features:* Unique in drawing connections between neuropsychology and political theory* Addresses an enormous breadth of material* Relevant to those interested in the anti-globalisation and anti-capitalism movements

Language Politics And Practices In The Baltic States

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ISBN : 9985586298
Genre : Baltic States
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Neo Colonial Mentalities In Contemporary Europe

Author : Guido Rings
ISBN : UOM:39015077685793
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In the rapidly evolving context of contemporary Europe many citizens have previous experience of colonial, or neo-colonial, forms of domination. This raises questions about the impact of such experiences on the shaping of identities within an environment that is itself constantly evolving. How do such people see themselves and their community? How are they perceived? What effect does this have on their integration into the wider European community? This timely volume brings together a series of papers which explore such questions through the discourse relating to those people, both self- and other-generated. The originality of this book stems not only from its thematic focus but also from the multi-national, multi-disciplinary background of the contributions which offer new interpretations and analyses, in particular within a framework of post-colonial and critical discourse theory. Contributors from across Europe and North America bring perspectives from applied linguistics, language and literary studies, communication studies, sociology, and social psychology. Primary texts examined include literature, news media, film, political discourse, both written and spoken, and original interview data. Language is observed both in its usage and for its participatory role in identity formation. Three different groupings are identified for observation, namely: 1) migrant diasporas originating from the traditional areas of European colonisation in Africa and Asia; 2) citizens of newer member states of the European Union, including former Soviet satellite states like Latvia, or aspiring members, like Turkey; and 3) a number of regional groups (Irish, Welsh), whose relationship with the central government shares neo-colonial characteristics. The book is intended for all those interested in understanding the factors influencing the rapidly evolving character of Europe and its populations, and is intended to form a platform for future exploration and research in this area.

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