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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


Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780198297703
eISBN:
9780191602948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829770X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Most modern democracies contain significant minority groups whose language, religion, or ethnicity differs from those of the majority. In this book, leading scholars of multicultural issues examine ... More


The evolution of human communication and language

James R. Hurford

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Human languages are far more complex than any animal communication system. Furthermore, they are learned, rather than innate, a fact which partially accounts for their great diversity. Human ... More


A World of Many (Fewer) Voices

K. David Harrison

in When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181920
eISBN:
9780199870622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181920.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter begins by discussing the fate of human languages. It tells that by the end of this century, only about half of the languages used today may still be spoken. It describes the experiences ... More


Literary Translation and Language Diversity in Contemporary Africa

Moradewun Adejunmobi

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers how literary translation might advance the principle and practice of language diversity in African literary writing. In responding, the paper calls into question the assumption ... More


The Economics of Language Policy

Michele Gazzola and Bengt-Arne Wickström (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034708
eISBN:
9780262335980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034708.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In an era of globalization, issues of language diversity have economic and political implications. Transnational labor mobility, trade, social inclusion of migrants, democracy in multilingual ... More


Articulating the Task of EU Translation

C.J.W. Baaij

in Legal Integration and Language Diversity: Rethinking Translation in EU Lawmaking

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190680787
eISBN:
9780190680817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680787.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The task that EU Translation needs to accomplish originates from the combined policy objectives of legal integration and language diversity, which in turn rest on two EU fundamental principles: the ... More


The Universality of Diversity

Daniel Dor

in The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190256623
eISBN:
9780190256647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256623.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In the last half-century, the universalistic hope to uncover the common, innately given structural foundations of all languages gradually diminished in most linguistic circles. At the same time, much ... More


Confusion of Tongues

Nancy Farriss

in Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190884109
eISBN:
9780190884130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884109.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Religion

Missionaries rejected the royal policy of imposing Spanish as the medium of evangelization, judging that it would be easier for them to learn the Indians’ languages. The linguistic diversity of ... More


Legal Integration and Language Diversity: Rethinking Translation in EU Lawmaking

C.J.W. Baaij

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190680787
eISBN:
9780190680817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680787.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

How is the European Union (EU) to create laws that are uniform in a multitude of languages? Specifically, how is it to attain both legal integration and language diversity simultaneously without the ... More


The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology

Daniel Dor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190256623
eISBN:
9780190256647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256623.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The book suggests a new perspective on the essence of human language. This enormous achievement of our species is best characterized as a communication technology—not unlike the social media on the ... More


Summary and Conclusions

C.J.W. Baaij

in Legal Integration and Language Diversity: Rethinking Translation in EU Lawmaking

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190680787
eISBN:
9780190680817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680787.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter provides an overview of the book’s argument for an English-based, source-oriented approach to EU Translation. Chapter 2 constructed the task of EU Translation from the objectives of the ... More


A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania

Patrick M. Erben

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835579
eISBN:
9781469601342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838198_erben
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In early Pennsylvania, translation served as a utopian tool creating harmony across linguistic, religious, and ethnic differences. This book challenges the long-standing historical myth—first ... More


Introduction

Nancy Farriss

in Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190884109
eISBN:
9780190884130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884109.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Religion

Language diversification is as old as the human capacity for speech and along with it the need for translation. In the Old World multilingual diasporas and centuries-long contact facilitated ... More


Diagnosing Syntax

Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Diagnosis is an essential part of scientific research. It refers to the process of identifying a phenomenon, property, or condition on the basis of certain signs and by the use of various diagnostic ... More


Expanding on “What Is the Social in Social Media?”: A Conversation with Geert Lovink

Judy Malloy

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0028
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In 1995, Geert Lovink started <nettime> with Pit Schultz. It expanded into many lists and languages and in the process demonstrated that English language and American-centric platforms do not have to ... More


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