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Bilingualism and Multilingualism from a Socio-Psychological Perspective

Tej K. Bhatia.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 9082 words.

Bilingualism/multilingualism is a natural phenomenon worldwide. Unwittingly, however, monolingualism has been used as a standard to characterize and define bilingualism/multilingualism in...

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Humor in Language

Salvatore Attardo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics. 7342 words.

Interest in the linguistics of humor is widespread and dates since classical times. Several theoretical models have been proposed to describe and explain the function of humor in language....

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The Language of the Economy and Business in the Romance Languages

Franz Rainer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Language Families; Pragmatics. 8582 words.

The expression language of the economy and business refers to an extremely heterogeneous linguistic reality. For some, it denotes all text and talk produced by economic agents in the...

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Language Revitalization

Aidan Pine and Mark Turin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Language Families; Language Acquisition. 8938 words.

The world is home to an extraordinary level of linguistic diversity, with roughly 7,000 languages currently spoken and signed. Yet this diversity is highly unstable and is being rapidly...

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Linguistic Landscape of Ethiopia

Elizabeth Lanza and Hirut Woldemariam.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 10252 words.

The linguistic landscape (henceforth LL) has proven to be a fruitful approach for investigating various societal dimensions of written language use in the public sphere. First introduced in...

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Literature and Linguistics

Nigel Fabb.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 484 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Please check back later for the full article.

The...

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Prescriptive Attitudes to English Usage

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade and Carmen Ebner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 11819 words.

Taking a sociolinguistic approach to prescriptivism in English usage, this article presents different methods by which highly frequent usage problems can be analyzed as to their current...

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World Englishes

Edgar W. Schneider.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Language Families; Sociolinguistics. 10339 words.

English clearly is the world’s most widely used language in the early 21st century: the language of formal and other interactions in very many countries, the main tool of globalization, and...

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