Authority and Identity  : A Sociolinguistic History of Europe before the Modern Age

Authority And Identity : A Sociolinguistic History Of Europe Before The Modern Age

by R. Millar
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
ISBN
0230282032
Pages
247 Pages
Published
Springer , 21.07.2010
Publisher
Springer
This is a history of Europe unlike any other: a theory-informed history of its language use. The 'rise' and 'fall' of languages are recounted, along with an analysis of why periods of linguistic diversity are followed by hegemony. How did the sociolinguistic past differ from the sociolinguistic present?

ROBERT McCOLL MILLAR is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His books include Language, Nation and Power and Northern and Insular Scots.