Title Information

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

Edited by: Nikolas Coupland
eISBN: 9781405175814
Print publication date: 2010


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405175814.2010.x

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The Handbook of Language and Globalization

Globalization is a complex combination of economic, social, and cultural shifts largely carried out through language; from texts and communicative exchanges to the orders of meaning that construct contemporary social lives. The Handbook of Language and Globalization meets the challenges that globalization poses to sociolinguistic theory by investigating key issues relating to language use and development.

Comprising 36 chapters written by leading international scholars, the work brings together new research in the field and maps out new areas for future research. Contributors cover such topics as tourism, language teaching, social networking, terrorism, and religion, among many others. The work also illustrates critical approaches to discourse, social semiotics, linguistic anthropology, and cultural studies. The result is a vibrant interdisciplinary mix of articles that represents some of the most compelling contemporary sociolinguistic research. Venturing beyond the constraints of the typical speech community, the handbook takes steps towards re-theorizing language in the world today.

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Coupland, Nikolas (ed). The Handbook of Language and Globalization. Blackwell Publishing, 2010. Blackwell Reference Online. 16 January 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405175814_9781405175814>



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