Demographic and Socioeconomic Basis of Ethnolinguistics

Authors: Siegel, Jacob S.

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  • Details how demographic variables influence linguistic variation, change, and distribution Highlights the role of language in defining ethnicity and in intergroup conflict 
  • Coverage is national and international, prehistorical and historical, theoretical and applied, and methodological and substantive​
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This book presents a description and analysis of sociolinguistics written from a demographer’s perspective.  It synthesizes the data on the materials, methods, and issues of this interdisciplinary field, pulling together the scattered materials published in this area into a coherent whole.  Drawing on a wide range of sciences in addition to demography and sociolinguistics, including sociology, anthropology, statistics, psychology, neuroscience, and public policy, the book treats theoretical and applied issues, links methods and substantive findings, covers both national and international materials, and provides prehistorical, historical, and contemporary illustrations. The book treats the theoretical issue of how the language we use develops socially on a base of linguistic genetic capacity and the practical issue of how the intervention of the state and public figures may profoundly alter the natural evolution of the language. As such, this book will appeal to a wide range of users, from students to teachers and practitioners of social demography, sociolinguistics, cultural anthropology, and particularly to those social scientists interested in ethnic studies and human migration. 

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“This jumbo volume is a handbook, a reference book, and an introductory text that details various intersections of demographics and sociolinguistics, discussing concepts and terms, analytical methods, and available data sources. … Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; professionals.” (L. Lindstrom, Choice, Vol. 55 (11), July, 2018)
“This wide-ranging and important volume illuminates how the epidemic corpse—that is, a human cadaver resulting from or capable of transmitting epidemic disease … it is suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. … Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion will be a valuable volume for any medical historian’s library.” (Rachel Podd, H-Sci-Med-Tech, H-Net Reviews, April, 2018)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Demographic and Socioeconomic Basis of Ethnolinguistics
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61778-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61778-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61776-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87160-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 719
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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