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Afterword

Kate Vieira.

in Writing for Love and Money

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Linguistics. 453 words.

The short afterword addresses the role of mothers in transnational families. Here is a sample: In a context of the rapid movement of people and of writing, I have tried in these pages to...

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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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Conclusion

Kate Vieira.

in Writing for Love and Money

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Linguistics. 3734 words.

The conclusion emphasizes that when one takes migrants’ desires, histories, family, and community relationships into account, migration can be seen not as a detriment to literacy education,...

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Forms of Indeterminacy

David Lanius.

in Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 25019 words.

In the first chapter, linguistic indeterminacy is defined in terms of unclarity in linguistic content. Based on this general definition, three main forms of linguistic indeterminacy are...

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Functions of Indeterminacy

David Lanius.

in Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 21045 words.

This chaptersheds light on the potential use of linguistic indeterminacy. It identifies conditions under which indeterminacy in general (if not semantic vagueness) can be strategically...

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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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Idioms and Phraseology

M. Teresa Espinal and Jaume Mateu.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 15276 words.

Idioms, conceived as fixed multi-word expressions that conceptually encode non-compositional meaning, are linguistic units that raise a number of questions relevant in the study of language...

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Indeterminacy in the Law

David Lanius.

in Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 20417 words.

This chapter examines the role of lexical and syntactic ambiguity, polysemy, as well as gradual and multi-dimensional vagueness in the law. It relates the legal functions of generality and...

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Introduction

David Lanius.

in Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 1217 words.

The US Constitution states that freedom of speech shall not be abridged, but it does not tell us what kind of speech is protected. The German Basic Law states that human dignity shall be...

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Introduction

Kate Vieira.

in Writing for Love and Money

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Linguistics. 5009 words.

The introduction lays out the premise of the book: to describe how families who are separated across borders write—and learn new ways of writing—in pursuit of both love and money. It...

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Language and the Law

David Lanius.

in Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 27870 words.

In this chapter legal utterances are analysed as being typically normative, directed toward future events, addressed to heterogeneous audiences, and applied in a wide variety of...

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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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Learning Languages

Kate Vieira.

in Writing for Love and Money

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Linguistics. 11645 words.

Based on fieldwork in Latvia, a former Soviet and new European Union state, this chapter details the results for experiences of literacy learning not only when people move across borders...

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Learning to Log On

Kate Vieira.

in Writing for Love and Money

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Linguistics. 10501 words.

Based on fieldwork in Brazil, this chapter develops the concept of “writing remittances”—the hardware, software, and knowledge about literacy that migrants often remit home to communicate...

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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

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 8150 words.

The linguistic study of literature addresses the ways in which language is differently organized in verbal art (literature): form is added to language, altered, attenuated, and differently...

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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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Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

David Lanius.

in Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 31049 words.

The last chapter identifies five basic functions of indeterminacyin laws, verdicts, and contracts.First, indeterminacy can facilitate the finding of compromise in the light of conflicting...

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Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

David Lanius.

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Applied Linguistics. 320 pages.

Indeterminacy in legal texts is pervasive.At the same time, there is a widespread misunderstanding about what indeterminacy is - especially in the law. Legal texts are particularly...

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