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Language and Identity An Introduction

ISBN-10: 052169602X
ISBN-13: 9780521696029
Edition: 2009
Authors: John Edwards
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Book details

List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Introduction
An introductory note
Chapters and topics
A concluding note
Identity, the individual and the group
Introduction
Identity: personal and social
The construction and maintenance of groupness
Language and circumstance
Identifying ourselves
Personal names
Names for groups
The appropriation of names and narratives
Cultural voices and scholarly research
Ethnocentrism and relativism
Language, dialect and identity
Language
Dialect
Dialect and identity: beyond standard and nonstandard
The 'logic' of dialect
Ebonics
Further work on dialect evaluation
Language, religion and identity
Introduction
Linking language and religion
God's language - and ours
Modern times
Missionaries
Language, gender and identity
Introduction
Stereotyping sex and gender
Gender variations in speech
Concluding remarks
Ethnicity and nationalism
Introduction
Ethnic identity
Nationalism
Assessments of nationalism
Civic nationalism
Evaluating nationalism
Language and nationalism
The basic link
Language purism and prescriptivism
Language planning and language ecology
Language planning
The ecology of language
The consequences of Babel
Bilmgualisrn and identity
Glossary
Notes
References
Index

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