The Handbook of Language and Globalization

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Nikolas Coupland
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 5, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 672 pages

The Handbook of Language and Globalization brings together important new studies of language and discourse in the global era, consolidating a vibrant new field of sociolinguistic research.

  • The first volume to assemble leading scholarship in this rapidly developing field
  • Features new contributions from 36 internationally-known scholars, bringing together key research in the field and establishing a benchmark for future research
  • Comprehensive coverage is divided into four sections: global multilingualism, world languages and language systems; global discourse in key domains and genres; language, values and markets under globalization; and language, distance and identities
  • Covers an impressive breadth of topics including tourism, language teaching, social networking, terrorism, and religion, among many others
  • Winner of the British Association for Applied Linguistics book prize 2011


Methodological Issues
Global Multilingualism World
Colonization and Globalization
The British Empire the British Commonwealth
The Fallacy of Global English
Language Systems
Has God Gone Global? Religion Language
Language Values
Language and Movement in Space
Indexing the Local
Ecolinguistics and Globalization
The Chinese Discourse of Human Rights
Unraveling PostColonial Identity through

Trends and Futures
Language Policy and Globalization
Panlingual Globalization
New National Languages in Eastern Europe
Localizing the Global on the Participatory
The Case of
Localization Recontextualization and Vernacularity
Discursive Constructions of Global War
At the Intersection of Gender Language
Globalization and Gay Language
East and West
Popular Cultures Popular Languages
Global Representations of Distant Suffering
Global Media and the Regime of Lifestyle

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About the author (2011)

Nikolas Coupland is Research Director, Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University. He is an elected member of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. He is co-editor of the book series, Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics. Coupland was also founding editor, with Allan Bell, of the Journal of Sociolinguistics.

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