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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 149.00
In this volume we approach the question of what it is to be European by considering the way in which citizens talk about their everyday lives, as they are perceived against the background of Europe and European issues. Hence, the volume will offer insights into the rarely glimpsed micro political world of ordinary talk and explore the way in which... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00
This volume is a collection of 12 papers which originated from a research project on ?Europe and the Mediterranean from a linguistic point of view: history and prospects?. The papers deal with specific morphosyntactic aspects of language structure and evolution. The comparative perspective is adopted both from a synchronic (typological) and a diachronic... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00
Is Africa a linguistic area (Heine & Leyew 2008)? The present volume consists of sixteen papers highlighting the linguistic geography of Africa, covering, in particular, southern Africa with its Khoisan languages. A wide range of phenomena are discussed to give an overview of the pattern of social, cultural, and linguistic interaction that characterizes... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 261.00
Perceptual dialectology investigates what ordinary people (as opposed to professional linguists) believe about the distribution of language varieties in their own and surrounding speech communities and how they have arrived at and implement those beliefs. It studies the beliefs of the common folk about which dialects exist and, indeed, about what attitudes... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 261.00
The Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, Volume II, expands on the coverage of both regions and methodologies in the investigation of nonlinguists' perceptions of language variety. New areas studied include Canada (anglophone and francophone), Cuba, Hungary, Italy, Korea, and Mali, and most prominent among the new approaches are studies of the salience... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
What does it mean to be authentic? How is authenticity indexed in contexts of language expression? Authenticity is considered a driving force of individuals? behaviour and is evaluated according to cultural contexts and mediated by and expressed in language. This volume examines the meanings of linguistic authenticity and problematises the authentic... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 173.00
This book discusses the historical record of the idea that language is associated with national identity, demonstrating that different applications of this idea have consistently produced certain types of results. Nationalist movements aimed at ?unification?, based upon languages which vary greatly at the spoken level, e.g. German, Italian, Pan-Turkish... 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
The articles gathered in Language Empires in Comparative Perspective address language spread and subsequent marginalization of minority languages, language endangerment and revitalization, contact-induced language change, and identity issues, with an emphasis on the dominance of non-Western languages, namely Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.... more...