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Minority languages and group identity : cases and categories

Author: John Edwards
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2010.
Series: Impact, studies in language and society, 27.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The central concern in this book is the relationship between language and group identity, a relationship that is thrown into greatest relief in 'minority' settings. Since much of the current interest in minority languages revolves around issues of identity politics, language rights and the plight of 'endangered' languages, one aim of the book is to summarise and analyse these and other pivotal themes. Furthermore,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Edwards, John R.
Minority languages and group identity.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2009040134
(OCoLC)440563533
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Edwards
ISBN: 9789027288684 9027288682 9027218668 9789027218667 1282484974 9781282484979
OCLC Number: 593240235
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 231 pages) : map.
Contents: Minority Languages and Group Identity; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; An introductory overview; Languages in contact and conflict I; Languages in contact and conflict II; Parochialism and intercourse; Towards a typology of minority-language settings; Irish; Gaelic in Scotland; Gaelic in Nova Scotia; Esperanto; Epilogue; References; Index; The series IMPACT: Studies in language and society.
Series Title: Impact, studies in language and society, 27.
Responsibility: John Edwards.

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