Divided by a common language : English across national, social, and cultural boundaries
Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM
Ze wstępu: This monographic volume presents ten selected studies exploring the multiple interrelationships between language and the communities of speakers who sustain it, focusing on the various roles that language plays for its users, both native and non-native. On the empirical side of things, the studies included in this volume focus on the English language and its socio-cultural and educational contexts. The multifarious relationships between language and the communities of its users are addressed here from different perspectives and points of view. All the different threads fi nd their synthesis in the ways in which language, a carrier of culture and marker of national, social and cultural identity, refl ects the changes taking place in the communities using it as a tool for interpersonal communication, accumulation, storage and dissemination of information, social interactions, transmission of culture, and many other purposes, which are the focus of this volume. The diverse topics explored by the authors speak to the richness and complexity of the social and cultural meanings of language and the importance of questions of language ownership, language attitudes, and linguistic as well as cultural diversity.
Publikacja recenzowana / Peer-reviewed publication
George Orwell, James Joyce, Globish, World Wide Web (WWW), linguistics, Finnegans Wake, hypermedia, multiculturalism, government policy, Great Britain, United States, common language, British Commonwealth, Anglo-American relations, user-created content, participatory news websites, citizen journalism, citizen-created content, news, media, rap music, African-American culture, African-American Oral Tradition, non-native English, film translation, translation techniques, translating English, ethnolect, idiolect, Euro-English, language pedagogy, English language teaching, ownership of English, World Englishes (WE), English as a lingua franca (ELF), metacognition, background knowledge, reading competence, teaching foreign languages, teaching culture