Book notice: Bilingualism: A Social Approach

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Thu May 31 15:58:42 UTC 2007


Bilingualism: A Social Approach
Series Title: Palgrave Advances
2007 Palgrave Macmillan  http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/newsearch/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403996784

Author: Monica Heller

Abstract:

The contributors to this volume provide a critical examination of the notion
of bilingualism as it has developed in linguistics and of its use in
discourses of social regulation in state and civil society in the twentieth
and twenty-first centuries. They attempt to move the field away from a
common sense, but in fact highly ideologized, view of bilingualism as the
co-existence of two linguistic systems, and to develop a critical
perspective which approaches bilingualism as a wide variety of sets of
sociolinguistics practices connected to the construction of social
difference and of social inequality under specific historical conditions.

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