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Language Policy

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The volume brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to create a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language. The book discusses key approaches to stylistic variation, including such issues as attention paid to speech, audience design, identity construction, the corpus study of register, genre, distinctiveness and the anthropo ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published August 13th 2014 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 2003)
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Pompom Sönnfors
Just the type of book you find surprisingly interesting but could never share with your non-geek friends.

You're all alone.
Iulia
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who loves linguistics
Shelves: linguistics
I wasn't planning on reading this book. It was on one of my reading lists for my faculty. The professor wrote us that we can read one of the three books he sent us for his seminar and this was the shortest of them all.
I don't necessarily regret reading it, it's just that I had other priorities in terms of reading and I didn't focus as I would have liked when reading it.
Language policy, as another study field, is quite interesting. It combines politics, culture, ethnic issues, economics as well.
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Amber
Jan 23, 2013 marked it as dnf
I'm just going to retake the class, at which time
I will read the whole book.
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Bernard Spolsky was educated at Wellington College and Victoria University and received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Montreal.

He has been the head of the English Department, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Language Policy Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, where he is currently Professor of English.

Bernard Spolsky has conducted and published rese
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