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Multilingualism in the British Isles By Edited by Safder Alladina

Multilingualism in the British Isles
by Edited by Safder Alladina

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An attempt to chart the dimensions of linguistic diversity in the British Isles, in which contributors look at those groups of the population whose linguistic background is European or is part of the older British linguistic heritage.
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Multilingualism in the British Isles: v.1: The Older Mother Tongues and Europe by Edited by Safder Alladina

It was found in the Language Census of 1987 that there were 172 different languages spoken by children in Inner London Education Authority Schools. In this volume, the descriptions of different speech communities draws attention to the cultural renewals taking place within the value frame of each community. In its attempt to chart the dimensions of linguistic diversity in the British Isles, contributors look at those groups of the population whose linguistic background is European or is part of the older British linguistic heritage. The four sections cover British sign language, Gaelic, Irish, Roma and Welsh. The East-European languages from Hungarian to Yiddish are explored and the volume concludes with the speech communities of the Mediterranean, from Cyprus to Morocco. Each chapter covers the history and origin of the language; its status in the homeland; its strength and vitality; the cultural and community factors which support its use; and the role of both community and mainstream education.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 The older tongues of the British Isles: the British sign language community, Paddy Ladd; the Gaelic speech community, Kenneth MacKinnon; the Irish speech community, Tina Hickey; the Romani speech community, Ian Hancock; the Welsh speech community, Viv Edwards. Part 2 Eastern Europe: the Hungarian speech community, Marika sherwood; the Lithuanian speech community, Josephine A.Boyd; the Polish speech community, Elizabeth Muir; the Ukranian speech community, Marta Jenkala; the Yiddish speech community, Judy Keiner. Part 3 The Mediterranean: the Cyrpiot speech communities - the Greek speech community, Evienia Papadaki d'Onofrio and Maria Roussou, the Turkish speech community, Aydin Mehmet Ali; the Italian speech community, Bruno Cervi; the Portuguese speech community, Paula Santarita and Marilyn Martin-Jones; the Spanish speech community, Salvador Estebanez; the Moroccan speech community, Ali Haouas.

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GOR005916395
Multilingualism in the British Isles: v.1: The Older Mother Tongues and Europe by Edited by Safder Alladina
Edited by Safder Alladina
Linguistics Library
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1991-04-03
304
058201963X
9780582019638
N/A
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