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Fourth International Conference on Minority Languages: by Durk Gorter, Jarich F. Hoekstra, Lammert G. Jansma and

By Durk Gorter, Jarich F. Hoekstra, Lammert G. Jansma and Jehannes Ytsma (Editors)

The subject matter of this quantity is "comparative examine on minority languages and improvement of theories". the 3 past volumes centred as a rule on difficulties of definition, on language in society and at the linguistics of minority languages. This fourth ICML makes an attempt to move ahead by means of concentrating, at the one hand, on comparative examine concerning minority languages and nevertheless at the improvement of theories during this box. It allows a disagreement of alternative rising theoretical views.

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Sperber (1976), and Borowski (1984) provide thoughtful reviews of the communes and other alternative life-styles of the 1960s and 1970s and of the various factors which led to the variance in their success and durability. 8. Ample evidence of recent Marxist and non-Marxist rethinking of ethnicity can be gleaned from Baumgarten (1982), Fishman (1983[1985]), Hall (1983), Hechter & Appelbaum (1982), Lipset (1985), McCarthy & Zahn (1973), Nielsen (1980), Olzak (1983), Ragin (1979), and Wax (1974). A rather full review of the literature and a critique of its minor innovations and major inadequacies can be found in Fishman op.

Dolitsky, A. and Kuzmina, L. (1986) Cultural change vs. persistence: A case from Old Believer settlements. Arctic 39, 22331. Fishman, Joshua A. (1983) Epilogue: The rise and fall of the ethnic revival in the United States. Journal of Intercultural Studies 4(3), 546. A. et al. (1985) Rise and Fall of the Ethnic Revival. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Geertz, Clifford (1963) Peddlers and Princes; Social Change and Economic Modernization in Two Indonesian Towns. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Hall, Thomas, D.

Finally, Ryan, Giles & Sebastian (1982) have suggested there are at least four kinds of language attitude profiles. For instance, 'Type A' is where the minority accedes favourable evaluations to majority group speakers and 'Type C' is where ingroup favouritism across evaluations abounds. In more recent work (Ryan, Hewstone & Giles, 1984), these Types have been conceptualised as emerging at different stages in the development of relations and conflict between groups in contact. Examining actual and perceived communication strategies in majority-minority encounters, accommodation theory has recently been elaborated sociolinguistically to take into account not only the productive performances of others in context, but also their interpretive competences (Gallois, Franklyn-Stokes, Giles & Coupland, 1988).

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