on November 14, 2011
"The immediacy of the volume's chapters address some of our most pressing social issues: immigration, sexual identity, and policymaking procedures, to name a few. The authors apply the rigor of linguistic analy- sis in contexts to shed light on the ways in which we formulate beliefs, perpetuate ideologies, and materially impact the world."
Lisa Patel Stevens
Associate Professor, Boston College President, International Society for Language Studies
"One is impressed by both the breadth of topics covered and the range of diverse sociocultural contexts in which the authors lucidly show how language is neither a static object of study nor a merely `neutral' tool of communication. It is an eye-opening and immensely enriching experience to the student of language, power and identity. I highly recommend this volume."
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
"Once again, the International Society for Language Studies has produced a volume moving the field of language studies forward on important topics of interest to those in education, linguistics, language and literature, and beyond. This volume is a timely and valuable addition to the literature."
Terry A. Osborn
Dean and Professor of Education, University of South Florida SM