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European vernacular literacy : a sociolinguistic and historical introduction

Author: Joshua A Fishman
Publisher: Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, ©2010.
Series: New perspectives on language and education.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this major new text, Joshua Fishman charts the rise of vernacular literacy in Europe, and the major social and economic changes that attended it. The book looks at how European colonizers viewed  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua A Fishman
ISBN: 9781847692924 1847692923 9781847692917 1847692915 9781847692931 1847692931
OCLC Number: 613431434
Description: viii, 90 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Why has interest in languages and literacies has increased --
So much lately? --
What is a?language? of vernacular literacy? --
The rise of vernaculars of literacy in Europe --
Macro-factors in the societal spread of vernacular literacy --
Heroes of European vernacular literacy --
Micro-factors in the societal spread of vernacular literacy --
The?literacy bullies on the block? --
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Literacy for what purpose?
Series Title: New perspectives on language and education.
Responsibility: Joshua A. Fishman.

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This book will be interesting to anyone interested in European history, literacy, and language development. -- Ken Decker, SIL International Here we are treated to a reflective exploration by a grand Read more...

 
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