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Immigration and Bureaucratic Control : Language Practices in Public Administration.

Author: Eva Cod
Publisher: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2008.
Series: Language, Power & Social Process, v. 20.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This original study looks at language practices in a government agency responsible for granting or denying legal status to transnational migrants in Spain. Drawing on a unique corpus of naturally-occurring verbal interactions between state officials and migrant petitioners as well as ethnographic materials and interviews, it provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between language, social heterogeneity,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Cod
ISBN: 9783110199086 3110199084 1283428482 9781283428484
OCLC Number: 476197130
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages).
Series Title: Language, Power & Social Process, v. 20.

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Drawing on a unique corpus of data gathered in a multilingual immigration office in Spain, this book will be welcomed by students and researchers in the fields of sociolinguistics, language and  Read more...

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