ERIC Number: ED385131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Language and Ethnicity in Minority Sociolinguistic Perspective. Multilingual Matters 45.
Fishman, Joshua A.
A selection of 27 papers from 1972 to publication includes works on a variety of topics whose unifying theme is the relationship of language and ethnicity. The papers are presented in six groups, on these topics: (1) what ethnicity is and how it is linked to language: phenomenological and socio-historical considerations; (2) language maintenance and language shift in ethnocultural perspective; (3) the ethnic dimension in language planning; (4) language and ethnicity in education: the bilingual minority focus; (5) contrasts and contexts in ethnolinguistic behavior and attitudes; (6) ethnolinguistic homogeneity and heterogeneity: worldwide causes, consequences, and aspiration. Many of the articles contain bibliographies, and a subject index to all the papers is provided. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Context, Culture Conflict, Diachronic Linguistics, Ethnicity, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Language Role, Minority Groups, Social Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns, Sociolinguistics
Multilingual Matters, 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 (hardback: ISBN-1-85359-006-1; paperback: ISBN-1-85359-005-3).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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