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Author Edwards, John, 1974 March 12-

Title Language and identity : an introduction / by John Edwards.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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 UniM Bail  306.44 EDWA    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 314 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Key topics in sociolinguistics.
Key topics in sociolinguistics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Introduction 1 -- 1.1 An introductory note 1 -- 1.2 Chapters and topics 2 -- 1.3 A concluding note 13 -- 2 Identity, the individual and the group 15 -- 2.1 Introduction 15 -- 2.2 Identity: personal and social 19 -- 2.3 Construction and maintenance of groupness 25 -- 2.4 Language and circumstance 27 -- 3 Identifying ourselves 34 -- 3.1 Personal names 34 -- 3.2 Names for groups 36 -- 3.3 Appropriation of names and narratives 39 -- 3.4 Cultural voices and scholarly research 42 -- 3.5 Ethnocentrism and relativism 48 -- 4 Language, dialect and identity 53 -- 4.1 Language 53 -- 4.2 Dialect 63 -- 5 Dialect and identity: beyond standard and nonstandard 73 -- 5.1 'logic' of dialect 73 -- 5.2 Ebonics 75 -- 5.3 Further work on dialect evaluation 82 -- 6 Language, religion and identity 99 -- 6.1 Introduction 99 -- 6.2 Linking language and religion 100 -- 6.3 God's language - and ours 103 -- 6.4 Modern times 110 -- 6.5 Missionaries 118 -- 7 Language, gender and identity 126 -- 7.1 Introduction 126 -- 7.2 Stereotyping sex and gender 127 -- 7.3 Gender variations in speech 132 -- 7.4 Concluding remarks 146 -- 8 Ethnicity and nationalism 151 -- 8.1 Introduction 151 -- 8.2 Ethnic identity 153 -- 8.3 Nationalism 162 -- 9 Assessments of nationalism 175 -- 9.1 Civic nationalism 175 -- 9.2 Evaluating nationalism 185 -- 10 Language and nationalism 205 -- 10.1 Basic link 205 -- 10.2 Language purism and prescriptivism 212 -- 11 Language planning and language ecology 225 -- 11.1 Language planning 225 -- 11.2 Ecology of language 230 -- 11.3 Consequences of Babel 245 -- 11.4 Bilmgualisrn and identity 247.
Subject Sociolinguistics.
Group identity.
Language and languages -- Political aspects.
Identity politics.
Nationalism.
ISBN 9780521873819 (hbk.) £60.00
0521873819 (hbk.) £60.00
9780521696029 (paperback) £19.99
052169602X (paperback) £19.99