New PDF release: The Languages of Nation: Attitudes and Norms (Multilingual

By Prof. Carol Percy,Mary Catherine Davidson

ISBN-10: 1847697801

ISBN-13: 9781847697806

This assortment brings jointly examine on linguistic prescriptivism and social identities, in particular modern and historic contexts of cross-cultural touch and know-how. offering multilingual and multidisciplinary views from language stories, lexicography, literature, and cultural reports, our members relate language norms to frameworks of id past monolingual citizenship - nativeness, ethnicity, politics, faith, empire. a few chapters specialize in conventional tools of prescriptivism: language academies in Europe; govt language planners in southeast Asia; dictionaries and grammars from Early smooth and imperial Britain, republican the United States, the postcolonial Caribbean, and sleek Germany. different chapters reflect on the jobs of students in prescriptivism, in addition to the extra casual and populist mechanisms of enforcement expressed in newspapers. With a thematic creation articulating hyperlinks among its breadth of views, this obtainable booklet may still have interaction everybody interested in language norms.

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