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Handbook of Language and Communication : Diversity and Change (Hardcover)

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The volume has four parts: Part I (Language minorities and inequality) analyses language contact and linguistic diversity as a global phenomenon, Part II(Language planning and language change) focuses on colonialism, imperialism and economics as factors that language policies and planning measures must account for, Part III (Language variation and change in institutional contexts) examines language-related problems in education, religion, science and the Internet, and Part IV (The discourse of linguistic diversity and language change) relates public discourses on language and racism, sexism and political correctness to different ideological positions, values and attitudes.

Key features:

  • provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of linguistic diversity and change
  • presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field
  • offers solutions of everyday language-related problems
  • international handbook with contributions from renown experts in the field


Publisher Mouton de Gruyter
Mfg Part# 9783110182170
SKU 205147504
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 3110182173
Release Date 8/13/2012
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