New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices – eBook


  • Authors: Cassie Smith-Christmas, Noel P. O Murchadha, Michael Hornsby, Mairead Moriarty
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date: November 29, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077VN1434
  • ISBN-10: 1137575573, 1137575581
  • ISBN-13: 9781137575579, 9781137575586


New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices (PDF) represents the first collection specially devoted to New Speaker Studies, concentrating on language ideologies and practices of speakers in a range of minority language communities. Over thirteen chapters, it employs the new speaker lens to investigate not only linguistic issues, such as language change and variation, phonetics, language acquisition, morphosyntax, code-switching, but also sociolinguistic issues, such as integration, legitimacy, and motivation in language learning and use. Besides encompassing a range of languages – Basque, Galician, Giernesiei Breton, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Welsh – and their different sociolinguistic circumstances, the chapters also cover a series of interactional settings: institutional settings, media, and the home domain, and also different contexts for becoming a new speaker of a minority language, such as through education or by migration. This collection shows an output by a lively network of researchers: it will appeal to researchers, academics, and postgraduate students working in the field of sociolinguistics, language policy, applied linguistics, and those working within minority language communities.