Book notice:

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat Oct 21 15:17:40 UTC 2006

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Linguistic Minorities and Modernity
Subtitle: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography, Second Edition
Series Title: Advances in Sociolinguistics
Published: 2006
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Author: Monica Heller

The subject of this book is linguistic minorities and social change, seen
through the lens of a linguistic minority school, meeting the challenges
of globalization. This is a core topic for sociolinguists, linguistic
anthropologists, applied linguists and educators who are concerned about
what multilingualism means in today's world. Through a careful examination
of the language practices in the daily life of a minority language school,
Monica Heller explores issues such as nationalism, language policy,
bilingualism, identity, power, ideology, race, class, gender and
sexuality, exploring their role in the increasing commodification of
identity and language. Linguistic Minorities and Modernity has been
revised throughout and includes a new preface by the author.

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