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Language and the city

Mac-Giolla Chriost, Diarmait 2007. Language and the city. Language and Globalization, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

Language and the City provides the first, comprehensive treatment of language-city relationships, drawing upon research on the language in city contexts from a global perspective, illustrated by examples from cities worldwide. Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost proposes a conceptual framework for understanding language-city relationships through critical reference to the relational perspective on the city and an ecological view of language. He counters a 'simplistic biodiversity equals linguistic diversity' formulation in identifying cities as significant sites of linguistic diversity and innovation, as well as the sites of language change, language shift and language death. In the field of language planning and policy, this book addresses functions of the city in the interests of sustainable linguistic diversity.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Welsh
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1001 Celtic languages and literature
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230018785
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:51
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3604

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