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Language Management in Contact Situations

Perspectives from Three Continents

by Jiří Nekvapil (Volume editor) Tamah Sherman (Volume editor)
Edited Collection XIV, 258 Pages

Summary

The authors of this volume analyze language contact situations emerging in East and Central Europe, Australia, and Japan. The individual chapters focus on language problems which appear in concrete interactions between speakers of various languages. The objective of the book is to demonstrate the capacity of the language management framework on the basis of highly diversified empirical material and thus aid in the solving of similar language problems which arise in different types of intercultural contact. The chapters contribute to the forming of a new approach to the processes underlying linguistic diversity, covering both its micro and macro aspects.

Details

Pages
XIV, 258
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631582633
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XIV, 258 pp.

Biographical notes

Jiří Nekvapil (Volume editor) Tamah Sherman (Volume editor)

The Editors: Jiří Nekvapil is an associate professor of the Department of Linguistics at Charles University in Prague. His scientific interests include Language Management Theory, ethnomethodologically informed analysis of media discourse, and the use of languages in multinational companies. Tamah Sherman is a researcher at the Department of Linguistics at Charles University in Prague. Her research focuses on the numerous forms of contact between Czech and English.

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