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  • Series: Signs of Race
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (December 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312296002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312296001
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,733,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An important contribution to our understanding of language and ethnicity, this collection problematizes traditional social categories of class, race, gender and ethnicity. It reminds us that 'the circumstances of language maintenance are just as politicized as those of language spread, and just as likely to serve nefarious political and economic interests-and it is just as incumbent on linguists to study and call attention to them.' Most importantly, this volume underscores the value of approaches to the study of language and ethnicity that fall outside the traditional sociolinguistic focus on language variation."--Guadalupe Valdés, Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University

About the Author

Janina Brutt-Griffler is Associate Professor of Foreign and Second Language Acquisition and Director of Polish Studies at The State University of New York, Buffalo. Prior to taking up her current position, she taught on the graduate faculty at the University of York, England. At the time of the symposium from which the current volume is drawn, she was Associate Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Alabama. She is the author of World English: A Study of Its Development, winner of the Modern Language Association's 2004 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize. Her other publications include Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy.
Catherine Evans Davies is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at the University of Alabama. At the time of the symposium from which the current volume is drawn, she was director of the graduate programs in applied linguistics. Her work on cross-cultural interaction has appeared in World Englishes, English for Specific Purposes, Text, Multilingua, the Journal of Pragmatics, and elsewhere.She served as president of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics in 2003-2004. Co-organizer of the NSF-funded decennial symposium on "Language Variety in the South" in 2004, she is currently co-editing the resulting volume under an NEH grant.

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If you are interested in the interaction of language, ethnicity, culture, and identity, this book is for you. Amongst my linguist and ethnic studies friends I refer to this book as the "boner book" because it is just that mentally stimulating. It features great discussions on real world scenarios. It definitely came in handy while writing my thesis, too.
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