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Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Xiaoming Jiang

Shanghai International Studies University

This book gives an interdisciplinary perspective on how the language use is shaped by and evolves with human society and how in turn social activities are constructed by the way how language is organized and communicated. With a contribution from multiple neighboring scientific disciplines, this book characterizes fundamental mechanisms, represents wide applications, and introduces state-of-the-art approaches in the modern sociolinguistic research. Three unique questions are asked and addressed by eight independent chapters: (1) the diversity and dynamics of the language use in multilingualism, human development, and organizational change; (2) the application of linguistic analysis to society, policy planning, and health education; and (3) the new approaches to sociolinguistics with an emphasis on communicative and cognitive aspects of language use.

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SociolinguisticsInterdisciplinary PerspectivesEdited by Xiaoming Jiang

Published: July 5th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65156

ISBN: 978-953-51-3334-6

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3333-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4764-0

Copyright year: 2017

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12322 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Evolutionary Dynamics of the Mixe Language

By Aida Huerta Barrientos


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2. Language Evolution, Acquisition, Adaptation and Change

By Luke Strongman


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3. Adapting to Complexities in Dialogue

By Jos H. Pieterse and Rombout van den Nieuwenhof


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4. Standard English for Empowerment in Multilingual Sub-Saharan Africa

By Bernard Nchindila


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5. The Characteristics of Language Policy and Planning Research: An Overview

By Prashneel Ravisan Goundar


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6. Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective on Norwegian Public Health Nursing Curriculum in a Time of Transition

By Berit Misund Dahl


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7. Time-Series Analysis of Video Comments on Social Media

By Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Hayato Shimizu, Minoru Yoshida and Kenji Kita


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8. Experimental Approaches to Socio‐Linguistics: Usage and Interpretation of Non‐Verbal and Verbal Expressions in Cross‐ Cultural Communication

By Xiaoming Jiang


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