Beyond Boundaries

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-10-01
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd

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Language and identity are closely interwoven: this collection of essays examines their relationship in a multicultural Europe and beyond and explores various ways in which language is used to forge class, regional and national identity. The question of multiple identity and the role of English are also considered.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Language, Nationalism and Globalism: Educational Consequences of Changing Patterns of Language Usep. 11
Who We Are and Where We're Going: Language and Identities in the New Europep. 19
The Lexicon in European Languages Today: Unification or Diversification?p. 35
Lost in Translation: EU Language Policy in an Expanded Europep. 46
Identity in Transition: Cultural Memory, Language and Symbolic Russiannessp. 59
Transformation of the State in Western Europe: Regionalism in Catalonia and Northern Italyp. 73
Fixing National Borders: Language and Loyalty in Nicep. 91
The French Language, Universalism and Post-colonial Identityp. 101
'It's a Culture Thing': Children, Language and 'Boundary' in the Bicultural Familyp. 111
Language Use and Identity Among African-Caribbean Young People in Sheffieldp. 126
Punjabi/Urdu in Sheffield: Language Maintenance and Loss and Development of a Mixed Codep. 145
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