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Offering a uniquely broad-based overview of the role of language choice in the construction of national, ethnic and religious identity, this textbook examines a wide range of specific cases from various parts of the world in order to arrive at some general principles concerning the links between language and identity. It will benefit students and researchers in a wide range of fields where identity is an important issue and who currently lack a single source to turn to for an overview of sociolinguistics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333997536
ISBN-10: 0333997530
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John E. Joseph

JOHN E.JOSEPH is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. He previously taught at the University of Maryland at College Park and at the University of Hong Kong. His books include Eloquence and Power, Ideologies of Language (with T.J.Taylor), Limiting the Arbitrary and From Whitney to Chomsky.

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