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  • Sociolinguisticsby Florian Coulmas

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This new and updated textbook gives students a coherent view of the complex interaction of language and society. more...

  • Writing Systemsby Florian Coulmas

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This textbook introduces the major writing systems of the world - from cuneiform to English spelling. more...

  • Language Regimes in Transformationby Florian Coulmas

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 224.00

    Globalization has many faces. One of them is the transformation of language regimes caused by the spread of English. This book provides an in-depth account of how two highly developed all-purpose national languages, Japanese and German, are affected by this process. In the international arena, they no longer compete with English, but their... more...

  • Population Decline and Ageing in Japan - The Social Consequencesby Florian Coulmas

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of one of the most pressing challenges facing Japan today: population decline and ageing. It argues that social ageing is a phenomenon that follows in the wake of industrialization, urbanization and social modernization, bringing about changes in values, institutions, social structures, economic activity,... more...

  • Hiroshimaby Florian Coulmas

    C.H. Beck 2010; US$ 7.40

    Die Zerstörung Hiroshimas markiert einen Wendepunkt der Weltgeschichte. Die Stadt ist zu einem Symbol für die Bedrohung der Menschheit durch sich selbst geworden. Florian Coulmas durchleuchtet die politischen, militärischen und technologischen Hintergründe im Zweiten Weltkrieg und schildert wie der bisher einzige Einsatz von Atombomben in Japan und... more...

  • Sprache und Staatby Florian Coulmas

    De Gruyter 1985; US$ 154.00

    Sprache Und Staat: Studien Zu Sprachplanung Und Sprachpolitik (Sammlung Goschen) more...

  • Writing and Societyby Florian Coulmas

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Explores the functions of writing and written language, analysing its consequences for language, society, economy and politics. more...

  • Guardians of Languageby Florian Coulmas

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    This book provides an accessible account of the origins and conceptual foundations of language policy. Florian Coulmas discusses the influence of twenty intellectuals from medieval to modern times, and from a variety of cultures, who have taken issue with language, its use, development, and political potential. more...

  • Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen: Japanby Florian Coulmas; Judith Stalpers

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.32

    Wie alt ist das japanische Kaiserhaus? Ist ein Samurai so etwas wie ein Ritter? Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einem Tempel und einem Schrein? Woher kommt Japans Badekultur? Was macht Cool Japan so cool? Was essen die Japaner außer Sushi? Wer trägt Kimonos und was trägt man sonst? Japan wirft viele Fragen auf: wegen seines fulminanten Aufstiegs von... more...

  • Imploding Populations in Japan and Germanyby Florian Coulmas; Ralph Lützeler

    BRILL 2011; US$ 177.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of low birth-rates and population decline on Japan and Germany. Experts from both countries examine a broad range of issues, from demographic change, social ageing, family policies, family formation, work-life balance, domestic and international migration to business perspectives and labour... more...