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Modern Languages: Why it Matters by
Call Number: PB 35 .K64 2021
Kohl argues that language diversity is of vital importance to human societies, sustaining the complexity of human nature, culture and technology.
Formulaic Language and Linguistic Change by
Call Number: PF 3087 .B84 2020
Publication Date: 2020-04-16
A substantial proportion of our everyday language is 'formulaic', that is, it consists of oft-repeated chunks. This important new book investigates formulaic language from the point of view of language change. Employing a novel quantitative and data-led approach, it traces and analyses change in phraseology across 20th Century German as used in Switzerland.
Language Politics and Policies by
Call Number: P 119.32 .U6 L365 2019
[T]his volume provides a comprehensive picture of the current political, cultural and social factors impacting language policy in the United States and Canada. The chapters cover many aspects of social life in North America, such as immigration, bilingual education, heritage languages, and linguistic identity, and explore the challenges and set-backs, along with the many positive steps taken in recent years to advance the values of inclusion amidst diversity in a variety of contexts and domains in the United States and Canada.
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The Tower of Babel
Source: Tower of Babel: Lucas van Valckenborch (1535 or later–1597) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
About this Guide
This guide was created by librarian Anita Cannon who retired in 2022.
New resources and updates will appear in coming months but for now, all credit for the work that went into developing this guide rests with Anita.
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