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- Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 49.95
Vernacular Palaver examines the continuing appeal of the idea of the 'local' for cultural brokers in West Africa, even in instances where they have a growing interaction with diverse global and continental languages of wider communication. more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 140.00
This work proposes a definition of the notion of salience in sociolinguistics. Salient linguistic variants are those that are easily picked up by the listeners, and these stand in opposition to `invisible' variants, which are, even if they also show complex social stratification, completely ignored. Taking a quantitative angle, this work sees salience... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 39.24
<P>In both Manchester and Vienna, there is much anecdotal evidence about the social implications of one's spoken language variety. However, the evaluation of a person's character based on the way they speak might not necessarily be the same in different countries with different languages. If evaluations of a speaker's social class, professional... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 170.00
In this book, the author examines the transformation of the Pacific language region under the impact of colonization, westernization and modernization. By focusing on the linguistic and socio-historical changes of the past 200 years, it aims to bring a new dimension to the study of Pacific linguistics, which up until now has been dominated by questions... more...
- Multilingual Matters 2003; US$ 39.95
This text tackles the controversial language issues facing an increasingly diverse nation. Highlighting the roles the non-English language have had in American history, it offers a cogent argument against language restrictionism. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2006; US$ 99.95
The Southwest Pacific from Southern China through Indonesia, Australia and the Pacific Islands constitutes the richest linguistic region of the world. Some of its languages have already been lost; many more are under threat. This book tries to describe the languages that exist today and suggests policies that will support their maintenance. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 84.99
This collection of seven papers studies important aspects of the syntax of Albanian, Bulgarian, Greek, and Romanian from a comparative perspective based on current linguistic frameworks, including the Minimalist Program. Topics addressed include control, raising, and obviation, negation, noun phrase structure, clitic pronouns, and verb movement. more...