Revisualizing boundaries : a plurilingual ethos (Record no. 12142)

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ISBN 0803993536 (India : hb : alk. paper)
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ISBN 9780803993532
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ISBN 8170365988
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ISBN 9788170365983
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 306.44
Item number KHU
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--AUTHOR NAME
Personal name Khubchandani, Lachman Mulchand.
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Revisualizing boundaries : a plurilingual ethos
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication New Delhi ;
-- Thousand Oaks :
Name of publisher Sage Publications,
Year of publication 1997.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Number of Pages 255 p. :
Other physical details illustrations ;
490 1# - SERIES STATEMENT
Series statement Language and development ;
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note Included Index.
505 ## - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note Foreward / Probal Dasgupta --<br/>0. Introduction --<br/>1. Reality and Language Constructs --<br/>2. Traditions and Technologies --<br/>3. A Sociolinguistic Area --<br/>4. 'Minorities' in a Plurilingual Milieu --<br/>5. Transforming Language Pluralism --<br/>6. Indian Diglossia --<br/>7. Language Census --<br/>8. Language Modernization --<br/>9. Language Planning: A Critique --<br/>10. Language Elites.
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Summary, etc The prevailing paradigm of modern linguistic scholarship is based on the notion of conflict resolution, which makes it imperative to demolish one theory in favor of another. Revisualizing Boundaries sets out to create a new agenda that probes the contours of plurality consciousness in studies of language. Focusing on the strengths of complementary orientations, author Lachman M. Khubchandani examines areas ranging from methodological constructs, the role of minority languages and diglossia, to language modernizations and planning the role of language elites. Khubchandani also makes a strong case for moving away from the monolith of language traditions to a framework that places the boundaries of speech spectrums in a fluid transactional mode. Focusing on the dynamics of language as an institution, this unique study highlights the nonlinear characteristics of natural language├╣its openness and overlapping boundaries, which meet the demands of a fuzzy reality. This approach promotes a dialogue among those who treat language as an instrument of power and those who wish to move beyond narrow definitions to regard language as a synergetic network inspiring trust in cross-cultural settings. Lucidly written, Revisualizing Boundaries will be interest to all those involved with sociolinguistics, linguistic theory, cultural studies, and communication in a plural setting -- Provided by the publisher.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical Term Sociolinguistics.
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Topical Term Multilingualism.
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Topical Term Language planning.
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Collection code Home library Current library Shelving location Date acquired Source of acquisition Cost, normal purchase price Full call number Accession Number Koha item type
Reference Main Library Main Library Reference 17/06/1998 Purchased 870.00 306.44 KHU 004647 Reference Books

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