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Handbook of language & ethnic identity

Author: Joshua A Fishman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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"This volume presents the first comprehensive introduction to the connection between language and ethnicity. Since the "ethnic revival" of the last twenty years, there has been a substantial and interdisciplinary change in our understanding of the link between these fundamental aspects of our identity. The distinguished sociolinguist Joshua Fishman has commissioned 28 previously unpublished papers on every facet of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua A Fishman
ISBN: 0195124286 9780195124286 0195124294 9780195124293
OCLC Number: 39508220
Description: xii, 468 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Joshua A. Fishman --
pt. I. Discipline & topic perspectives. Economics / François Grin --
Linguistic and ethnographic fieldwork / Nancy C. Dorian --
Education of minorities / Tove Skutnabb-Kangas --
History / Harald Haarmann --
Nationalism / William Safran --
Political science / Robert Phillipson --
Psychology / Amado Padilla --
Sign language and the deaf community / Colin Baker --
Social psychology / Karmela Liebkind --
Sociolinguistics / Joshua A. Fishman --
Sociology / Glyn Williams --
Second-language learning / Bernard Spolsky --
pt. II. Region & language perspectives. Amerindians / Teresa L. McCarty, Ofelia Zepeda --
African American vernacular English / Sonja L. Lanehart --
Latin America / Ofelia García --
The United States and Canada / Richard Y. Bourhis, David F. Marshall --
The Celtic world / Colin H. Williams --
Germany / James R. Dow --
Scandinavia / Leena Huss, Anna-Ritta Lindgren --
The Slavic world / Miroslav Hroch --
Western Europe / Andrée Tabouret-Keller --
Sub-Saharan Africa / Samuel Gyasi Obeng, Efurosibina Adegbija --
Afro-Asian rural border areas / Tope Omoniyi --
The Arab world (Maghreb and Near East) / Moha Ennaji --
The Far East / Florian Coulmas --
The Pacific / Heather Lotherington --
South and Southeast Asia / Harold F. Schiffman --
Concluding comments / Joshua A. Fishman.
Other Titles: Handbook of language and ethnic identity
Responsibility: edited by Joshua A. Fishman.
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A comprehensive introduction to the connection between language and ethnicity. The "ethnic revival" of the 1980s and 90s has caused a substantial change in understanding of this connection, and this  Read more...

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