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How Much Multilingualism?: Language Diversity on the Internet

John C. Paolillo

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic diversity on the Internet is often said to be increasing, particularly by marketing research groups seeking to identify global trends in Internet business. This chapter addresses how well ... More


Introduction: Welcome to the Multilingual Internet

Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This introductory chapter reviews research on the language(s) of CMC in a variety of linguistic/sociocultural contexts, focusing on constraints of writing systems; linguistic and discourse features ... More


The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Although English is the de facto lingua franca of the Internet, most Internet users are not native speakers of English. Two-thirds of the one billion users now online communicate in other languages, ... More


 Reflections on the Musical Diversity of Chinese Churches in the United States

Maria M. Chow

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Based on a fifteen-month survey of different Chinese American churches and hymnals, this chapter examines the choices made by immigrants from different parts and different linguistic traditions in ... More


Language in Culture and the Media: Complexity and Change

Jacqueline Mowbray

in Linguistic Justice: International Law and Language Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646616
eISBN:
9780191745485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646616.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Patterns of language use in culture and the media are complex, differentiated, and continually evolving, particularly in response to processes of globalisation. This chapter uses the work of Pierre ... More


Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Over the few past centuries, and the last 65 years in particular, there has been a remarkable reduction in global linguistic diversity, as people abandon minority language varieties and switch to ... More


UN Discourse on Linguistic Diversity and Multilingualism in the 2000s:: Actor Analysis, Ideological Foundations, and Instrumental Functions*

Anahit Minasyan

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter endeavours to respond to Fishman’s appeal for ideological clarification by focusing on the often-neglected role of supranational actors (including an analysis of their own constitutive ... More


Linguistic Diversity

Philippe Van Parijs

in Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199208876
eISBN:
9780191803284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199208876.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the notion of linguistic diversity in relation to linguistic justice. It first considers whether expansion or contraction of linguistic diversity matters, and whether ... More


Language Law of the European Union: Protecting or Eroding Linguistic Diversity?

Bruno de Witte

in Culture and European Union Law

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275472
eISBN:
9780191699825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275472.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Adopting a common currency among Member States of the European Union instead of using those countries' national currencies has paved the way for economic benefits and reinforced political cohesion ... More


The vocabulary of Buddhist Sanskrit: Problems and perspectives

O.Von Hinüber

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the problems associated with Buddhist Sanskrit vocabulary. The obvious reason for these problems is the well-known linguistic diversity that prevailed in the vast area of India ... More


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