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Title Bridging linguistics and economics / edited by Cécile B. Vigouroux, Salikoko S. Mufwene
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2020
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HM548 .B75 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020887627
 人文社會聯圖  HM548 .B75 2020    AVAILABLE    30630020135495
Descript xvii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
"The ultimate beginnings of this book lie in the interest that we the editors have expressed in the role that socioeconomic structures have played in determining the varying language choices speakers make in situations of language contact and multilingualism. Contrary to the received doctrine in the scholarship on language endangerment and loss, we have argued that globalization as discussed especially by economists accounts only partly for the spread of English as the foremost lingua franca of business, diplomacy, and science and technology around the world. It plays a negligible role in the general demise of indigenous languages and the death of nondominant European languages in former European settlement colonies, which is contrary to the fate of the vast majority of indigenous languages in the former exploitation colonies of Africa and Asia, where large numbers of small populations, typically rural, have maintained their ethnic vernaculars"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Economics -- Sociological aspects
Alt Author Vigouroux, Cécile B., editor
Mufwene, Salikoko S., editor
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