Language in Geographic Context

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Colin H. Williams
Multilingual Matters, 1 jan. 1988 - 316 pagina's
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This volume contains some of the most significant findings of leading researchers in the new and developing field of geolinguistics. The book presents evidence of the principal relationships in the study of language and territory, namely the social context of linguistic communities, the principles and methods of geolinguistic and the translation of these principles into government action and policy in multilingual societies. Well documented and illustrated case study material is derived from Western societies, including Scandinavia, the Celtic realm, France and Canada. The volume concludes with a research agenda for future research work and a call for the greater integration of geographic approaches and linguistic analysis.
 

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MACROSOCIAL CONTEXT
47
Assessing the Authenticity of a SupraNational Language
73
METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES
93
APPLICATIONS
110
The Geographical History of Gaelic in Scotland
136
The Canadian
238
Lessons from
267
Conclusion
302
Index
309
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