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Multilingualism : understanding linguistic diversity

Author: John Edwards
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title examines the dynamics of a multilingual planet, offering us a snapshot of a globalized society. Multilingualism is everywhere in a globalized society. This book looks at its consequences, from the development of multilingual communities to language competition and variation. The author examines lingua francas, pidgins, creoles and artificial languages on the way to developing a snapshot of the social life  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Edwards
ISBN: 9781441126955 1441126953 9781441123480 1441123482
OCLC Number: 757480875
Description: xv, 131 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The diversity of languages --
Interpreting language diversity --
Multilingual abilities --
The emergence and measurement of multilingualism --
The consequences of Babel : lingua francas --
The consequences of Babel : translation --
Keeping languages pure --
Languages and identities in transition --
Endangered languages and the will to survive --
Linguistic intervention and the 'new' ecology of language --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Understanding linguistic diversity
Responsibility: John Edwards.
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