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Title Language Shift in the United States
Author Calvin Veltman
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date 2014-05-14
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 442
ISBN 9783110824001
Language English, Spanish, and French
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Life With Two Languages by François Grosjean

Title Life with Two Languages
Author François Grosjean
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 1982
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 370
ISBN 0674530926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many people consider bilinguals to be exceptional, yet almost half the world's population speaks more than one language. Bilingualism is found in every country of the world, in every class of society, in all age groups. Life with Two Languages is the first book to provide a complete and authoritative look at the nature of the bilingual experience. François Grosjean, himself a bilingual, covers the topic from each of its many angles in order to provide a balanced introduction to this fascinating phenomenon. Grosjean discusses the political and social situations that arise when languages come into contact and the policies nations have established toward their linguistic minorities in the domains of education and governance. Of particular interest is his detailed account of the psychological and social factors that lead a bilingual to choose one of her languages when speaking to another bilingual or to use both languages in the fascinating phenomenon of code-switching. The author explains how children become bilingual as quickly as they become monolingual, describes the organization of languages in the bilingual brain, and examines the legacy of bilingualism on language, as exemplified in word borrowings. Above all, Life with Two Languages puts the emphasis on the bilingual person. In a series of first-hand reports scattered throughout the book, bilinguals tell what it is like to live with two languages and describe the educational and social experiences they have undergone. Written in a clear and informative style, Life with Two Languages will appeal to professionals and students in linguistics, education, sociology, and psychology, as well as to the more casually curious.

Title Spanish in the USA Language Shift to English or Language Maintenance
Author Enneriema Aunerz
Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date 2018-11-19
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 14
ISBN 9783668837362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,0, University of Erfurt (Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät), course: Sociolinguistics, language: English, abstract: The seminar Sociolinguistics gave me first insights into language use. Thereby, the isolation of languages is unrealistic, especially in times of globalization. Even in the United States is not only English spoken. Beside other languages, you can hear Spanish in a lot of American cities. Researches into this will be the matter of this term paper.

Title Difference and Repetition in Language Shift to a Creole
Author Maïa Ponsonnet
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-10-08
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9780429892875
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In today’s global commerce and communication, linguistic diversity is in steady decline across the world as speakers of smaller languages adopt dominant forms. While this phenomenon, known as ‘language shift’, is usually regarded as a loss, this book adopts a different angle and addresses the following questions: What difference does using a new language make to the way speakers communicate in everyday life? Can the grammatical and lexical architectures of individual languages influence what speakers express? In other words, to what extent does adopting a new language alter speakers’ day-to-day communication practices, and in turn, perhaps, their social life and world views? To answer these questions, this book studies the expression of emotions in two languages on each side of a shift: Kriol, an English-based creole spoken in northern Australia, and Dalabon (Gunwinyguan, non-Pama-Nyungan), an Australian Aboriginal language that is being replaced by Kriol. This volume is the first to explore the influence of the formal properties of language on the expression of emotions, as well as the first description of the linguistic encoding of emotions in a creole language. The cross-disciplinary approach will appeal to linguists, psychologists, anthropologists and other social scientists.

Title Language and Politics in the United States and Canada
Author Thomas K. Ricento
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 1998-05-01
Category Education
Total Pages 374
ISBN 9781135681050
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume critically analyzes and explains the goals, processes, and effects of language policies in the United States and Canada from historical and contemporary perspectives. The focus of this book is to explore parallel and divergent developments in language policy and language rights in the two countries, especially in the past four decades, as a basis for reflection on what can be learned from one country's experience by the other. Effects of language policies and practices on majority and minority individuals and groups are evaluated. Differences in national and regional language situations in the U.S. and Canada are traced to historical and sociological, demographic, and legal factors which have sometimes been inappropriately generalized or ignored by ideologues. The point is to show that certain general principles of economics and sociology apply to the situations in both countries, but that differing notions of sovereignty, state and nation, ethnicity, pluralism, and multiculturalism have shaped attitudes and policies in significant ways. Understanding the bases for these varying attitudes and policies provides a clearer understanding of the idiosyncratic as well as more universal factors that contribute to tensions between groups and to outcomes, many of which are unintended. The volume makes clear that language matters always involve issues of culture, economics, politics, individual and group identities, and local and national histories. The chapters provide detailed analyses on a wide range of issues at the national, state/provincial, and local levels in both countries. The chapter authors come from a variety of academic disciplines (education, geography, journalism, law, linguistics, political science, and sociology), and the findings, taken together, contribute to an evolving, interdisciplinary theory of language policy.

Title Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States
Author Sara M. Beaudrie
Publisher Georgetown University Press
Release Date 2012-11-13
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781589019386
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

There is growing interest in heritage language learners—individuals who have a personal or familial connection to a nonmajority language. Spanish learners represent the largest segment of this population in the United States. In this comprehensive volume, experts offer an interdisciplinary overview of research on Spanish as a heritage language in the United States. They also address the central role of education within the field. Contributors offer a wealth of resources for teachers while proposing future directions for scholarship.

Title Recovering the U S Hispanic Linguistic Heritage
Author Alejandra Balestra
Publisher Arte Publico Press
Release Date 2008-01-01
Category Hispanic Americans
Total Pages 225
ISBN 9781611922684
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this fascinating exploration of the development of the Spanish language from a sociohistorical perspective in the territory that has become the United States, linguists and editors Balestra, Mart©Ưnez, and Moyna draw attention to the long tradition of multilingualism in the United States in the hope of putting to rest the myth that the U.S. was ever a monolingual nation.

Reversing Language Shift by Joshua A. Fishman

Title Reversing Language Shift
Author Joshua A. Fishman
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 1991-01-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 431
ISBN 1853591211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is about the theory and practice of assistance to speech-communities whose native languages are threatened because their intergenerational continuity is proceeding negatively, with fewer and fewer speakers (or readers, writers and even understanders) every generation.

Nonverbal Communication Today by Mary Ritchie Key

Title Nonverbal Communication Today
Author Mary Ritchie Key
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release Date 1982
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 319
ISBN 9027930503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is about communication. We are living in an era when essential communications and services are suspended, interrupted, and disturbed- yet unwanted communications- the junk mail and unsolicited telephone calls- continue to pour into our lives. The focus of this book is on extra-linguistic messages- nonverbal expressions that are part of every communicative/behavioral event. It is a collection of authors who are seeking to discover the structure of behavior in human communication and interaction with each other and with their environment.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics
Author Robert B. Kaplan
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2005
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 641
ISBN 0195187911
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics is the first reference of its kind, containing forty original chapters on a broad range of topics in applied linguistics by a diverse group of contributors. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field, the many connections among its various sub-disciplines, and the likely directions of its future development. The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics addresses a broad audience: applied linguists; educators and other scholars working in language acquisition, language learning, language planning, teaching, and testing; and linguists concerned with applications of their work. Early applied linguistics was predominantly associated with language-teaching. While this relationship continues, the field has long since diversified, becoming increasingly inter-related and multi-disciplinary. The volume addresses the diversity of questions facing applied linguists today: What is the place of applied linguistics in the architecture of the university? Where does applied linguistics fit into the sociology of knowledge? What are the questions that applied linguistics ought to be addressing? What are the dominant paradigms guiding research in the field? What kinds of problems can be solved through the mediation of applied linguistics? What aspects of linguistics can be empirically applied to language-based problems, and what spaces resist such application? What will new students of applied linguistics need to know in the coming years? Systematically encompassing the major areas of applied linguistics-and drawing from a wide range of disciplines such as education, language policy, bi- and multi-lingualism, literacy, language and gender, psycholinguistics/cognition, language and computers, discourse analysis, language and concordinances, ecology of language, pragmatics, translation, psycholinguistics and cognition, and many other fields-the editors and contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics provide a panoramic and comprehensive look at this complex and vigorous field.

Title Handbook of Heritage Community and Native American Languages in the United States
Author Terrence G. Wiley
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-01-03
Category Education
Total Pages 410
ISBN 9781136332487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Co-published by the Center for Applied Linguistics Timely and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art overview of major issues related to heritage, community, and Native American languages in the United States, based on the work of noted authorities, draws from a variety of perspectives—the speakers; use of the languages in the home, community, and wider society; patterns of acquisition, retention, loss, and revitalization of the languages; and specific education efforts devoted to developing stronger connections with and proficiency in them. Contributions on language use, programs and instruction, and policy focus on issues that are applicable to many heritage language contexts. Offering a foundational perspective for serious students of heritage, community, and Native American languages as they are learned in the classroom, transmitted across generations in families, and used in communities, the volume provides background on the history and current status of many languages in the linguistic mosaic of U.S. society and stresses the importance of drawing on these languages as societal, community, and individual resources, while also noting their strategic importance within the context of globalization.

Title Language Shift Among the Navajos
Author Deborah House
Publisher University of Arizona Press
Release Date 2002
Category Social Science
Total Pages 122
ISBN 0816522200
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discusses the alarming reduction in the speaking of the Navajo language on the reservation, mapping out some of the intricacies of relations between the English and Navajo languages and the teaching of them, explaining why and how Navajos are having difficulty maintaining their native language, and making suggestions as to what can be done about this.

Mi Lengua by Ana Roca

Title Mi Lengua
Author Ana Roca
Publisher Georgetown University Press
Release Date 2003
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 305
ISBN 0878409033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An collection of articles and essays, in both Spanish and English, examines the current theory, research, and practice of teaching Spanish as a heritage language in the United States, accompanied by helpful suggestions for teaching students of every age level. Original.

Title The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics
Author Manuel Diaz-Campos
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-01-11
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 768
ISBN 144439343X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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

Title Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Education
Author Marcia Farr
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2011-01-25
Category Education
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781135183707
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume provides an up-to-date review of sociolinguistic research and practice aimed at improving education for students who speak vernacular varieties of U.S. English, English-based Creole languages, and non-English languages, and presents socioculturally based approaches that acknowledge and build on the linguistic and cultural resources students bring into the school.

Title Handbook of the Economics of International Migration
Author Barry Chiswick
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date 2014-12-08
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 1702
ISBN 9780444633880
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist

When Languages Collide by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita

Title When Languages Collide
Author Bruce Bueno De Mesquita
Publisher Ohio State University Press
Release Date 2003
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 366
ISBN 0814209130
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Language Policies in English dominant Countries
Author Michael L. Herriman
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 1996-01-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 244
ISBN 185359346X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This text provides an analysis of current policies on language(s) in the USA, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. The linguistic background of each country is examined along with the status of languages, as determined by statute or practice. Consequences for all languages and language education are also analyzed.

Community Languages by Michael G. Clyne

Title Community Languages
Author Michael G. Clyne
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1991-09-19
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 294
ISBN 0521397294
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Language is a crucial component of national identity, and the acceptance of diverse languages within a society can contribute to social equality. In Australia, a society of immigrants, a continuing tension has existed since the nineteenth century between a desire for monolingualism, often a result of xenophobic policies of enforced assimilation, and an acceptance of multilingualism reflecting increased tolerance. At the present time, without even considering the 150 Aboriginal languages still spoken, Australia has an unparalleled mix of languages other than English in common usage. These are often described by the term "community languages". Drawing on census data and other statistics, this book addresses the current situation of community languages in Australia, analysing which are spoken, by whom and where. Community languages: The Australian experience focusses on three main issues:. how languages other than English are maintained in a predominantly English speaking environment;. how the structure of the languages themselves has changed over the years;. how the government has responded to such ethnolinguistic diversity, with particular emphasis on Australia's unique National Language Policy. At a time of unprecedented awareness of these languages within society and realisation of the importance of multilingualism in the commercial world, this book makes a significant contribution to understanding the role of community languages in both the shaping and the future of Australian society.