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Language and Poverty (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,611 Discovery Miles 26 110

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Language and Poverty (Hardcover): Wayne Harbert, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Amanda Miller, John Whitman
Language and Poverty (Hardcover): Wayne Harbert, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Amanda Miller, John Whitman

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Language and Poverty (Hardcover)

Wayne Harbert, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Amanda Miller, John Whitman

Series: Multilingual Matters, No. 141

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This book explores the bidirectional relationship between language and poverty, from the perspectives of linguistics, language policy and planning, economics, anthropology, and sociology. On the one hand, poverty affects language survival; in modern times the fundamental determinants of language shift and language death are economic. On the other hand, the languages people speak, or don't speak, can influence their economic status in substantial ways, limiting or facilitating access to jobs and education and full participation in the functions of the society. The issues encompassed by the twin themes of the volume have assumed growing significance in an era of increasing globalization and accelerating change in economies, technologies and traditional social structures. They are of practical concern to people in a wide range of disciplines and professions, including politicians, educators, social workers, language planners, and others who work and live in multilingual contexts.

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Imprint: Multilingual Matters
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Multilingual Matters, No. 141
Release date: December 2008
Editors: Wayne Harbert • Sally McConnell-Ginet • Amanda Miller • John Whitman
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-84769-118-7
Barcode: 9781847691187
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Poverty
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LSN: 1-84769-118-8

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