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Author Joseph, John Earl.

Title Language and identity : national, ethnic, religious / John E. Joseph
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004


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Description xii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Linguistic identity and the functions and evolution of language -- 3. Approaching identity in traditional linguistic analysis -- 4. Integrating perspectives from adjacent disciplines -- 5. Language in national identities -- 6. Case study 1 : the new quasi-nation of Hong Kong -- 7. Language in ethnic/racial and religious/sectarian identities -- 8. Case study 2 : Christian and Muslim identities in Lebanon -- Afterword: identity and the study of language
Summary Offering a broad-based overview of the role of language choice in the construction of national, ethnic and religious identity, this textbook examines a wide range of specific cases from various parts of the world in order to arrive at some general principles concerning the links between language and identity. [from publisher's advertisement]
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-255) and index
Subject Language and languages -- Political aspects.
Language and languages.
Identity (Psychology)
LC no. 2004043621
ISBN 0333997522 cloth
0333997530 paperback