ERIC Number: ED275787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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The Rise and Fall of the Ethnic Revival: Perspectives on Language and Ethnicity.
Fishman, Joshua A.; Gertner, Michael H.
This book contains 15 essays on the relation of language to ethnicity, race, and culture. Although a wide variety of topics are covered, much of the discussion is intended to contribute to an understanding of the Western "ethnic revival" of the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s and the sociology of language in general. Chapter titles are: (1) "Language, Ethnicity and Racism"; (2) "'Am and Goy as Designations for Ethnicity in Selected Books of the Old Testament"; (3) "Bilingualism and Biculturism as Individual and as Societal Phenomena"; (4) "Language Maintenance and Ethnicity"; (5) "'Nothing New Under the Sun': A Case Study of Alternatives in Language and Ethnocultural Identity"; (6) "Mother-Tongue Claiming in the United States since 1960: Trends and Correlates"; (7) "Ethnicity in Action: The Community Resources of Ethnic Language in the United States"; (8) "Ethnic Activists View the Ethnic Revival and Its Language Consequence"; (9) "Language and Ethnicity in the Periodical Publications of Four American Ethnic Groups"; (10) "The Hispanic Press in the United States: Content and Prospects"; (11) "The Significance of the Ethnic-Community Mother-Tongue School"; (12) "Ethnocultural Dimensions in the Acquisition and Retention of Biliteracy: A Comparative Ethnography of Four New York City Schools"; (13) "Positive Pluralism: Some Overlooked Rationales and Forefathers"; (14) "The Whorfian Hypothesis: Varieties of Valuation, Confirmation and Disconfirmation"; and (15) "Whorfianism of the Third Kind: Ethnolinguistic Diversity as a Worldwide Societal Asset." (KH)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Interrelationships, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Hispanic Americans, Jews, Language Role, Racial Bias, School Community Relationship, Sociolinguistics
Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 200 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532 ($29.95 pbk--ISBN-3-11-010618-3; $95 cloth--ISBN-3-11-010604-3).
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