24.5099, Books: Multilingualism and English: Stepkowska

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Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:57:33
From: Laura Bally [publicity at peterlang.com]
Subject: Multilingualism and English: Stepkowska

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Title: Multilingualism and English 
Subtitle: The Canton of Zurich as a linguistic paradigm 
Series Title: Warsaw Studies in English Language and Literature  

Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?263920 


Author: Agnieszka Stepkowska

Hardback: ISBN:  9783631639207 Pages: 411 Price: U.S. $ 78.95
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631639207 Pages: 411 Price: U.K. £ 49.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631639207 Pages: 411 Price: Europe EURO 60.70


Abstract:

This study examines the use of English in Switzerland from a multilingual perspective based on a corpus of 400 interviews collected in the German speaking Canton of Zurich. It presents a framework for explaining the linguistic interaction that arises as a result of the use of a «globalizing» language in a multilingual context. It has given the relationships that obtain between the various Swiss national languages a hierarchical character. The proposed Swiss framework indicates – viewed through a macro-sociolinguistic lens – that the present linguistic situation in Switzerland seems to reflect a growing symbiotic relationship between English and the Swiss vernaculars. 

 



Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)

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