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Language and Politics

Language and Politics

John Joseph

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624522
eISBN:
9780748671458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Language, this book argues, is political from top to bottom, whether considered at the level of an individual speaker's choice of language or style of discourse with others (where interpersonal ... More

Language and Social Change in Central EuropeDiscourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Language and Social Change in Central Europe: Discourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635986
eISBN:
9780748671472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores the dynamics of language and social change in central Europe. One of the outcomes of the profound social transformations that this region has witnessed since the Second World War ... More

Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic ExperimentThe Case of Modern Norwegian

Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment: The Case of Modern Norwegian

Ernst Jahr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748637829
eISBN:
9781474400855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637829.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book conveys insights into the social and political motivations and driving forces behind Norwegian language planning. Norwegian language development from 1814 has, since Einar Haugen’s book ... More

Language, Meaning and the Law

Language, Meaning and the Law

Chris Hutton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This work offers a critical guide to debates concerning linguistic meaning and interpretation in relation to legal language. Law is an ideal domain for studying fundamental questions relating to how ... More

Linguistic Awareness in MultilingualsEnglish as a Third Language

Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals: English as a Third Language

Ulrike Jessner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619139
eISBN:
9780748671496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of third language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the key role of linguistic awareness in multilingual proficiency and language ... More

Mediated Business InteractionsIntercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Mediated Business Interactions: Intercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Rosina Marquez Reiter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637201
eISBN:
9780748651559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637201.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book examines mediated business interaction in Spanish. It focuses on communication between native speakers of Spanish from different Spanish-speaking countries with a view to informing our ... More

New Zealand English

New Zealand English

Jennifer Hay and Margaret A. Maclagan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625291
eISBN:
9780748651542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book is a description of English as it is spoken in New Zealand. New Zealand English (NZE) is one of the youngest native-speaker varieties of English, and is the only variety of English where ... More

Newfoundland and Labrador English

Newfoundland and Labrador English

Sandra Clarke

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626168
eISBN:
9780748671519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume constitutes the first comprehensive overview of the variety of Canadian English spoken in Newfoundland and Labrador, long recognized as linguistically distinct within North America. It ... More

Northern and Insular Scots

Northern and Insular Scots

Robert McColl Millar

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The Scots dialects of northern Scotland, Orkney, and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of ‘English’, exhibiting features not current elsewhere for centuries. Until recently, they were ... More

Phonetic Transcription in Theory and Practice

Phonetic Transcription in Theory and Practice

Berry Heselwood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640737
eISBN:
9780748695195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640737.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

The development of phonetic notation from writing systems, and of phonetic transcription as a special mode of writing, are placed within the history of phonetics and within a theoretical framework ... More

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