Handbook of language & ethnic identity
- edited by Joshua A. Fishman and Ofelia García.
- 2nd ed.
- New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2010-
- Physical description
- v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Examining Contrarianism: The Success-Failure Continuum in Language and Ethnic-Identity Efforts
- 2. Afrikaans: Success or Failure?
- 3. Invention of Scripts in West Africa for Ethnic Revitalization
- 4. The Teaching of Amazigh (Berber) in Morocco
- 5. The Promotion of Moroccan Arabic: Successes and Failures
- 6. The Survival of French in Tunisian Identity
- 7. Hebrew Revivalists' Goals vis a vis the Emerging Israeli Language
- 8. African American language in U.S. Education and Society: A Story of Success and Failure
- 9. Learning English in Puerto Rico: An Approach-Avoidance Conflict?
- 10. The Reforming of English Spelling
- 11. Quechua Language Policy and Planning in Peru
- 12. Paradoxes of Quechua Language Revitalization in Bolivia: Back and forth Along the Success-Failure Continuum
- 13. North Korea's Language Revision and Some Unforeseen Consequences
- 14. Simplifying Chinese Characters: Not a Simple Matter
- 15. Problems of Orthography Development for the Yi in China
- 16. Planning for Failure: English and Language Policy and Planning in Bangladesh
- 17. The Emergence, Role, and Future of the Malay in Singapore.
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- PREFACE JOSHUA A. FISHMAN AND OFELIA GARCIA
- SOCIOLINGUISTICS: LANGUAGE AND ETHNIC IDENTITY IN CONTEXT JOSHUA A. FISHMAN
- PART I DISCIPLINARY, METHODOLOGICAL AND TOPICAL APPROACHES IN THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE AND ETHNIC IDENTITY
- DISCIPLINARY AND METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES
- 1. Psychology Amado M. Padilla and Graciela N. Borsato
- 2. Social Psychology Karmela Liebkind
- 3. . Anthropology Miki Makihara
- 4. Political Science and Politics William Safran
- 5. Economics Francois Grin
- 6. Linguistic and Ethnographic Fieldwork Nancy C. Dorian
- 7. Demolinguistic and Geolinguistic Perspectives Guus Extra
- TOPICAL APPROACHES
- 8. Borders Tope Omoniyi
- 9. Diasporic Languages: The Jewish World Rakhmiel Peltz
- 10. Sign Language and the Deaf Community Colin Baker
- 11. Second Language Learning Perspective Bernard Spolsky
- 12. Education of Indigenous and Minority Children Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
- PART II REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE AND ETHNIC IDENTITY
- 13. Western Europe Ulrich Ammon
- 14. Germany James R. Dow
- 15. The Celtic World Colin H. Williams
- 16. Scandinavia Leena Huss and Anna-Riitta Lindgren
- 17. The Slavic World Miroslav Hroch
- THE AMERICAS
- 18. Canada Donna Patrick
- 19. The United States Terrence G. Wiley
- 20. Native Americans Teresa L. McCarty and Ofelia Zepeda
- 21. African American Language Sonja L. Lanehart
- 22. Latin America Ofelia Garcia, Dina Lopez and Carmina Makar
- AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
- 23. Sub-Saharan Africa Samuel Gyasi Obeng and Tristan Purvis
- 24. South Africa Neville Alexander
- 25. The Arab World Moha Ennaji
- ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
- 26. Central Asia and Azerbaijan William Fierman and Jala Garibova
- 27. South and Southeast Asia Harold F. Schiffman
- 28. China: The Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan Mingling Zhou
- 29. Japan Akie Tomozawa and Masahito Yoshimura
- 30. Aotearoa/New Zealand Stephen May
- LANGUAGING AND ETHNIFYING
- OFELIA GARCIA.
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Like the first volume, The Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity, Volume 2 is a reference work on the interconnection between language and ethnic identity. In this volume, 37 new essays provide a systematic look at different language and ethnic identity efforts, assess their relative successes and failures, and place the cases on a success-failure continuum. The reasons for these failures and successes and the linguistic, social, and political contexts involved are subtle and highly complex. Some of these factors have to do with whether the language is considered a dialect, as in the cases of Bavarian, Ebonics, and Scots (considered to be dialects of German, American English, and British English, respectively). Other factors have to do with government policy, as in the cases of Basque and Navajo. Still other factors are historical, such as the way Canaanite was supplanted in present-day Israel by another classical language-Hebrew. Although the volume offers considerable sophistication in the treatment of language, ethnicity and identity, it has been written for the non-specialized reader, whether student or layperson. The contributors are an international group of well-known scholars in a range of fields. Fishman and Garcia provide a detailed introduction that addresses the difficulty of assessing the success or failure of a language. They also present a conclusion that integrates the data presented in the volume.
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This volume argues that language, ethnicity, and identity are defined by the circumstances under which they are created. The foundational chapter by Joshua A. Fishman describes how language, ethnicity, and identity are variable and changeable. The essays in the first part of the Handbook view language and ethnic identity through the lenses of sociolinguistics, psychology, anthropology, politics, and economics. These essays address important topics such as diasporic languages, language and ethnic identity near state borders, and the education of Indigenous peoples, language minorities, and the Deaf. The second part of the Handbook views language and ethnic identity through a regional perspective, embarking on a journey through Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia and the Pacific. Drawing on both historical and up-to-date accounts, these chapters examine the relationship between constructions of language and ethnic identity and constructions of nation-states. Although the volume offers considerable sophistication in the treatment of language, ethnicity and identity, it has been written for the non-specialized reader, whether student or layperson. Written by well-known scholars in their fields, the contributions offer a list of reference to steer readers to crucial further readings, as well as questions for further reflection and inquiry.
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- Handbook of language and ethnic identity
- 9780195374926 (vol. 1 pbk.)
- 0195374924 (vol. 1 pbk.)
- 9780195392456 (v. 2)
- 0195392450 (v. 2)
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