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Linguistic Diversity in Europe

Current Trends and Discourses

Ed. by Studer, Patrick / Werlen, Iwar

Series:Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] 97

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

129,95 € / $182.00 / £97.99*

Hardcover
Publication Date:
May 2012
ISBN
978-3-11-027083-9
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Overview

Aims and Scope

This book, which emerges in the context of the European research network LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence), is concerned with European multilingualism both as a political concept and as a social reality. It features cutting-edge studies by linguists and anthropologists who perceive multilingualism as a discursive phenomenon which can be revealed and analyzed through empirical fieldwork. The book presents a fresh perspective of European multilingualism as it takes the reader through key themes of social consciousnessidentity, policy, education, economyand relevant societal levels of organization (European, national, regional).
With its distinct focus on post-national society caught in unifying as well as diversifying socio-political currents, the volume problematizes emerging contradictions inherent in the idea of a Europe beyond the nation statebetween speech minorities and majorities, economic realities, or socio-political ideologies.

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23 x 15.5 cm
vii, 342 pages
5 Fig. 10 Tables
DE GRUYTER MOUTON
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Collection
Keyword(s):
Sociolinguistics; Language Contact; Language Planning; Language Policy; Multilingualism

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Patrick Studer, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland; Iwar Werlen, University of Bern, Switzerland.

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