Attitudes to Language


Author: Peter Garrett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139486829
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Just about everyone seems to have views about language. Language attitudes and language ideologies permeate our daily lives. Our competence, intelligence, friendliness, trustworthiness, social status, group memberships, and so on, are often judged from the way we communicate. Even the speed at which we speak can evoke reactions. And we often try to anticipate such judgements as we communicate. In this lively introduction, Peter Garrett draws upon research carried out over recent decades in order to discuss such attitudes and the implications they have for our use of language, for social advantage or discrimination, and for social identity. Using a range of examples that includes punctuation, words, grammar, pronunciation, accents, dialects and languages, this book explores the intricate and fascinating ways in which language influences our everyday thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Language and Identity

An introduction
Author: John Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139483285
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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The language we use forms an important part of our sense of who we are - of our identity. This book outlines the relationship between our identity as members of groups - ethnic, national, religious and gender - and the language varieties important to each group. What is a language? What is a dialect? Are there such things as language 'rights'? Must every national group have its own unique language? How have languages, large and small, been used to spread religious ideas? Why have particular religious and linguistic 'markers' been so central, singly or in combination, to the ways in which we think about ourselves and others? Using a rich variety of examples, the book highlights the linkages among languages, dialects and identities, with special attention given to religious, ethnic and national allegiances.

Trilingüismo en la enseñanza

actitudes hacia la lengua minoritaria, la mayoritaria y la extranjera
Author: David Lasagabaster,David Lasagabaster Herrarte
Publisher: Milenio Arts Grafiques Bobala
ISBN: 9788497430999
Category: Education
Page: 648
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En un mundo en el que dos fenómenos, en principio opuestos, como regionalización e internacionalización aparecen realmente como complementarios al deseo de mantener y fomentar las len¬guas minoritarias, se añade la necesidad de conocer, al menos, una lengua extranjera de carácter internacional. En este contexto el presente libro nos ofrece un instrumento que incide en el análisis de los factores actitudinales que determinan el aprendizaje lingüís¬tico. Sin cuestionar la importancia que adquieren los aspectos de carácter más psicológico o didáctico en cualquier iniciativa curricular que persiga el aprendizaje de una segunda (L2) o tercera lengua (L3), hay que reconocer que el papel fundamental de los contenidos actitudinales (valores, actitudes y normas) no ha sido abordado con la profundidad que merece por parte de los investigadores. En este sentido, las páginas que conforman este trabajo vienen a llenar un espacio importante en la bibliografía en castellano sobre el tema, por el cuidado y sólido marco teórico que nos ofrece, porque toma como referencia estudios desarrollados en todo el mundo, poniendo al alcance del lector citas de autores poco conocidos fuera del ám¬bito anglosajón y porque las conclusiones de la investigación abren nuevas vías e interrogantes a todos los interesados en la temática. Además, este volumen se ocupa del análisis de las actitudes lingüís¬ticas hacia tres lenguas en contacto (euskera, castellano e inglés), un territorio aún por explorar, puesto que los estudios realizados hasta la fecha se han centrado fundamentalmente en situaciones de bilingüismo.

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics


Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy,Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111825726X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 704
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Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language

Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US

An Introduction
Author: Susan Tamasi,Lamont Antieau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136579052
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 380
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This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US – including standard and nonstandard forms of English, creoles, Native American languages, and immigrant languages from across the globe – and shows how this distribution and diversity of languages has helped shape and define America as well as an American identity. The volume introduces the basic concepts of sociolinguistics and the politics of language through cohesive, up-to-date and accessible coverage of such key topics as dialectal development and the role of English as the majority language, controversies concerning language use in society, languages other than English used in the US, and the policies that have directly or indirectly influenced language use. These topics are presented in such a way that students can examine the inherent diversity of the communicative systems used in the United States as both a form of cultural enrichment and as the basis for socio-political conflict. The author team outlines the different viewpoints on contemporary issues surrounding language in the US and contextualizes these issues within linguistic facts, to help students think critically and formulate logical discussions. To provide opportunities for further examination and debate, chapters are organized around key misconceptions or questions ("I don't have an accent" or "Immigrants don't want to learn English"), bringing them to the forefront for readers to address directly. Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US is a fresh and unique take on a widely taught topic. It is ideal for students from a variety of disciplines or with no prior knowledge of the field, and a useful text for introductory courses on language in the US, American English, language variation, language ideology, and sociolinguistics.

The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages


Author: Ceil Lucas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794749
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 259
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An accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities.

Language Choices

Conditions, Constraints, and Consequences
Author: Martin Pütz
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027218315
Category: Sociolinguistics
Page: 430
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This volume concerns various aspects of the theory and application of language conflict phenomena seen from an interdisciplinary perspective. The focus is on linguistic, social, psychological and educational issues (conditions, constraints and consequences) involved in the status and use of languages in multilingual settings. The book is divided into four sections, which deal with: theoretical issues - such as the nature of the concepts of language maintenance; language policy and language planning; attitudes towards languages; and codeswitching and language choice.

The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics


Author: Manuel Diaz-Campos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119108918
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 816
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This Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in contemporary Hispanic sociolinguistics. Offers the first authoritative collection exploring research strands in the emerging and fast-moving field of Spanish sociolinguistics Highlights the contributions that Spanish Sociolinguistics has offered to general linguistic theory Brings together a team of the top researchers in the field to present the very latest perspectives and discussions of key issues Covers a wealth of topics including: variationist approaches, Spanish and its importance in the U.S., language planning, and other topics focused on the social aspects of Spanish Includes several varieties of Spanish, reflecting the rich diversity of dialects spoken in the Americas and Spain

Language Attrition


Author: Monika S. Schmid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496425
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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'Language attrition' describes the loss of, or changes to, grammatical and other features of a language as a result of declining use by speakers who have changed their linguistic environment and language habits. In such a situation there may, for example, be simplification in the tense system or in certain properties of subordinate clauses; some vocabulary items might fall into disuse and phonetic features may be restructured. These changes can be affected by features of the speaker's environment, but also by his or her attitudes and processes of identification. This book provides a detailed and up-to-date introduction to the way in which language attrition can affect language, as well as to the extra- and sociolinguistic features involved. It also familiarizes the reader with experimental approaches to attrition and data analysis techniques and provides hands-on guidelines on how to apply them.

Resources in Education


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
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La planificación lingüística y el cambio social


Author: Robert L. Cooper
Publisher: Ediciones AKAL
ISBN: 9788483230183
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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En este libro se describen las formas en que los politicos, los dirigentes religiosos, los lideres de movimientos nacionalistas y otros agentes tratan de influir sobre nuestro uso de la lengua. El Profesor Cooper sostiene que la planificacion linguistica nunca es un fin en si misma, sino que se lleva a cabo para lograr fines no linguisticos como la integracion nacional, el control politico, el desarrollo economico, la creacion de nuevas elites o el mantenimiento de las existentes, la pacificacion de grupos minoritarios y la movilizacion de masas. Se examinan muchos ejemplos, como las campanas feministas encaminadas a erradicar el uso sexista del idioma, las campanas de alfabetizacion de adultos, la tendencia hacia la educacion bilingue en los Estados Unidos, la creacion de sistemas de escritura para idiomas no escritos y las campanas encaminadas a depurar el idioma de terminos extranjeros. El libro es de lectura muy accesible. Interesara a los estudiosos de la linguistica aplicada, la sociologia y las ciencias politicas, asi como a todos aquellos que se preocupan por el idioma."

Atlas de las lenguas del mundo en peligro\ Atlas of Languages in Danger


Author: Jameel Ahmed Bhutto
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9233037983
Category: Education
Page: 218
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El lenguaje e Internet


Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Ediciones AKAL
ISBN: 9788483232569
Category: Computers
Page: 304
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Esta obra se investiga la naturaleza del impacto que internet esta teniendo sobre el lenguaje. Crystal plantea que internet esta haciendo posible una impresionante expansiin para ocupar un lugar en la categoria variedad del leguaje, y que esta ofreciendo oportunidades sin precedentes para la creatividad personal.

Foundations in Sociolinguistics

An ethnographic approach
Author: Dell Hymes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134556667
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1977 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Language and Ethnicity


Author: Carmen Fought
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458175
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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What is ethnicity? Is there a 'white' way of speaking? Why do people sometimes borrow features of another ethnic group's language? Why do we sometimes hear an accent that isn't there? This lively overview, first published in 2006, reveals the fascinating relationship between language and ethnic identity, exploring the crucial role it plays in both revealing a speaker's ethnicity and helping to construct it. Drawing on research from a range of ethnic groups around the world, it shows how language contributes to the social and psychological processes involved in the formation of ethnic identity, exploring both the linguistic features of ethnic language varieties and also the ways in which language is used by different ethnic groups. Complete with discussion questions and a glossary, Language and Ethnicity will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, as well as anybody interested in ethnic issues, language and education, inter-ethnic communication, and the relationship between language and identity.

Making Sense of "Bad English"

An Introduction to Language Attitudes and Ideologies
Author: Elizabeth Peterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000652319
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 166
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Why is it that some ways of using English are considered "good" and others are considered "bad"? Why are certain forms of language termed elegant, eloquent or refined, whereas others are deemed uneducated, coarse, or inappropriate? Making Sense of "Bad English" is an accessible introduction to attitudes and ideologies towards the use of English in different settings around the world. Outlining how perceptions about what constitutes "good" and "bad" English have been shaped, this book shows how these principles are based on social factors rather than linguistic issues and highlights some of the real-life consequences of these perceptions. Features include: an overview of attitudes towards English and how they came about, as well as real-life consequences and benefits of using "bad" English; explicit links between different English language systems, including child’s English, English as a lingua franca, African American English, Singlish, and New Delhi English; examples taken from classic names in the field of sociolinguistics, including Labov, Trudgill, Baugh, and Lambert, as well as rising stars and more recent cutting-edge research; links to relevant social parallels, including cultural outputs such as holiday myths, to help readers engage in a new way with the notion of Standard English; supporting online material for students which features worksheets, links to audio and news files, further examples and discussion questions, and background on key issues from the book. Making Sense of "Bad English" provides an engaging and thought-provoking overview of this topic and is essential reading for any student studying sociolinguistics within a global setting.

Introducción a la sociolingüística hispánica


Author: Manuel Diaz-Campos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118587839
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
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Introducción a la SociolingüísticaHispánica es un libro de texto imprescindible para losestudiantes de pregrado que cursan sociolingüísticahispánica. Cada capítulo está redactado en unlenguaje sencillo y accesible. Sobre la base de un enfoquepedagógico, cada capítulo incluye una introducción,una lista de los temas a ser discutidos, el desarrollo de talestemas, un resumen, una lista de términos claves, un glosariode la terminología clave, una sección de ejercicios ypreguntas de comprensión al final de cada seccióntemática de cada capítulo. Provee una introducción actualizada sobre los temasmás relevantes de la versátil sociolingüísticaespañola contemporánea tales como la variaciónfonológica, el bilingüismo, la lengua y las leyes, lasactitudes lingüísticas, entre otros Incluye una variedad de actividades para apoyar y extender elaprendizaje de los estudiantes Ofrece un enfoque pedagógico único que incluyeejercicios de análisis de datos. Estas actividades estimulanla investigación por parte de los estudiantes através del uso de las bases de datos, la música popular yotros recursos audiovisuales El libro incluye ejemplos de las variedades de españolhabladas en el mundo hispanohablante con secciones especialesdedicadas a las variedades habladas en los EEUU Introducción a la SociolingüísticaHispánica is a much-needed undergraduate introduction tothe study of sociolinguistics in the Spanish-speaking world.Written in accessible Spanish, each chapter includes an overview, areview of topics, a section of key terms, exercises andquestions. Provides up-to-date coverage of the main topics ofsociolinguistics – such as phonological variation,bilingualism, and language attitudes – in relation tothe Hispanic world Incorporates a variety of activities to support and extendstudent’s learning Offers a unique pedagogical approach, in which data analysisexercises encourage students to conduct research by usingelectronic databases, popular music, and audiovisual material Features examples that apply to Spanish varieties spoken aroundthe world, with special sections dedicated to the Spanish varietiesof the US

Speech Communities


Author: Marcyliena H. Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107023505
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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What makes a speech community? How do they evolve? How are speech communities identified? Speech communities are central to our understanding of how language and interactions occur in societies around the world and in this book readers will find an overview of the main concepts and critical arguments surrounding how language and communication styles distinguish and identify groups. Speech communities are not organized around linguistic facts but around people who want to share their opinions and identities; the language we use constructs, represents and embodies meaningful participation in society. This book focuses on a range of speech communities, including those that have developed from an increasing technological world where migration and global interactions are common. Essential reading for graduate students and researchers in linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics and applied linguistics.