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- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 16.95
Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated, and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late twentieth century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a place caught between the coasts of England and France yet a world apart from either. Ebenezer himself is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 85.00
By looking at the effect of language difference, rather than at theories of language, John Edwards examines the interaction of language with nationalism, politics, history, identity and education. He illustrates his arguments with a rangew of examples, from recent attempts to revive and preserve languages such as Irish and Basque, to the argument... more...
- Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 49.95
Provides comprehensive coverage of language contact in classroom settings. This work presents an analysis of the sources and implications of social disadvantage, since the nonstandard dialects that children bring with them to school - and the unfavourable perceptions of these dialects - have traditionally given rise to educational difficulties. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00
The central concern in this book is the relationship between language and group identity, a relationship that is thrown into greatest relief in ?minority? settings. Since much of the current interest in minority languages revolves around issues of identity politics, language rights and the plight of ?endangered? languages, one aim of the book is to... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 9.99
Sociolinguistics deals with the social life of language, language in its sociocultural context. It is a branch of linguistics that looks less at the shape or sound of words--morphology or phonology--and more at how our words and sentences are influenced by the society around us--for instance, how the accent or the dialect we use has been shaped by... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
This fresh exploration of the life, work and writing of Archbishop Pole, focuses particularly on Poles final years (1556-58) as Archbishop of Canterbury. Stressing the events and character of Pole's 'English' life, up to his exile in the 1530s, as well as in his final years in England, this book explores his close relationship with... more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 11.65
Crowood Sports Guide are superbly designed full colour paperbacks providing sound practical advice that will help make you a better player whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques and tactics or reviewing the fundaments of your game. Badminton - Crowood Sports Guide features kit checks; laws checks; key points... more...