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Language and Social Change in Central Europe: Discourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635986
eISBN:
9780748671472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores the dynamics of language and social change in central Europe. One of the outcomes of the profound social transformations that this region has witnessed since the Second World War ... More


The Britons and their Languages

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In the fifth and sixth centuries three languages were spoken among the Britons: British, Latin, and Irish. By about 700 only British was normally spoken and it thus became possible to identify the ... More


Conclusion

Yasir Suleiman

in Arabic, Self and Identity: A Study in Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747016
eISBN:
9780199896905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747016.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter summarizes the main arguments in the book and points to the way a symbolic and quantitative approach to the study of language in society can be taken forward. It stresses the need for a ... More


Philologists, ‘Bedouinisation’ and the ‘Archetypal Arab’ after the Mid-Third/Ninth Century

Peter Webb

in Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

How was Arab identity imagined in a world where most Middle Eastern populations stopped calling themselves Arabs? After the mid-ninth century AD, descriptions of Arabs proliferated in Arabic ... More


Pre-Islamic ‘Arabless-ness’: Arabian Identities

Peter Webb

in Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Developing Chapter 1’s findings on pre-Islamic Arabian society, this chapter proposes a new origin point for Arab communal consciousness. Chapter 2 seeks the first groups of people who called ... More


Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia

Kathryn A. Woolard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190258610
eISBN:
9780190600464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258610.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A surge of public and political advocacy for an independent Catalonia has brought renewed urgency to questions about what it means, personally and politically, to speak or not to speak Catalan and to ... More


Language as Proxy in Egypt’s Identity Politics: Examining the New Wave of Egyptian Nationalism

Mariam Aboelezz

in Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This article, written by Mariam Aboelezz’s, focuses on the period following the overthrow of Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamad Morsi in 2013. Concurrent with this was a government-supported emphasis ... More


In Defense of the National tongue: Guardians, Legislators, and Monitors of the Norm

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter begins by describing the varieties of purist discourse in the debates over language in the 1990s, showing how genetic, historical, and ecological metaphors of language in these writings ... More


The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Taking a broad sociolinguistic perspective, the book explores a comprehensive set of tensions which emerged from the dislocated and deterritorialised position of the Russian language in the ... More


Introduction

Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

in Language and Social Change in Central Europe: Discourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635986
eISBN:
9780748671472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter establishes the main themes of the book and situates it in relation to the relevant literature on language ideologies, language policies / the politics of language, multilingualism, ... More


Language Policy and the Medium of Instruction

Paul Morris and Bob Adamson

in Curriculum, Schooling and Society in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888028016
eISBN:
9789888180257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028016.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the interplay between language policy and the medium of instruction in Hong Kong. The following key questions are discussed: Which languages should be taught in Hong Kong ... More


Code Choice, Place and Identity in Egypt: Evidence from Two Novels

Reem Bassiouney

in Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This article, written by Reem Bassiouney, examines the relationship between place, identity and language in two Egyptian novels: Qindīl Umm Hāshim (The Saint’s Lamp) by Yaḥyā Ḥaqqī (1944) and Awrāq ... More


Irish-language sources for Irish Catholic identity since the early modern period: a brief survey

Éamonn Ó Ciardha

in Irish Catholic Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097317
eISBN:
9781781708569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097317.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Catholic Ireland had linked itself to the fortunes of the Stuarts. Even in the face of defeat that link was maintained by the papacy in the continued concession to the exiled Stuarts of their rights ... More


Variation in Canada: Effects of language contact in rural francophone Alberta

Réjean Canac-Marquis and Douglas C. Walker

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0037
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines representatives of three generations of bilingual speakers in a rural community of western Canada, exploring the effects of long-term exposure to English on the French language, ... More


For the Love of Science

Nelly Furman

in Georges Bizet's Carmen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190059149
eISBN:
9780190059187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059149.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In Carmen, the narrator is a French historian who tells us his adventures in Spain and his meeting the famous bandit José and his lover, Carmen. The novella published in 1845 consisted of three ... More


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