Challenges in the Social Life of Language

  • John Edwards

Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. John Edwards
      Pages 1-28
  3. Perceptual Underpinnings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. John Edwards
      Pages 52-67
  4. Identity Matters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. John Edwards
      Pages 137-157
  5. Language Contact and Its Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. John Edwards
      Pages 161-180
    3. John Edwards
      Pages 181-202
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      Pages 203-218
    5. John Edwards
      Pages 219-243
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-281

About this book


The first book to highlight the most pressing sociology-of-language themes of our times. All of which have to do with the twin issues of power and identity . Important evidence and illustrations bearing upon these matters are provided and supplemented by an extensive bibliography.


bibliography future gender identity imperialism language contact Language Learning present social life sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • John Edwards
    • 1
  1. 1.St Francis Xavier UniversityCanada

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