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Linguanomics

Author : Gabrielle Hogan-Brun
ISBN : 9781474238328
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Globalization, the Internet and an era of mass travel have combined to produce a world with a language mix on a huge scale. Linguanomics explains this multilingualism in a material, economic and cultural sense. What is the effect of this multilingualism on society, organizations and individuals? What are the economic benefits and drawbacks? Should we invest in language skills? Should there be interventionist policies, and if so, at what level? Should there be a global lingua mundi? The debate surrounding multilingualism is often clouded by emotion and misconception. With an analysis devoid of rhetoric, Gabrielle Hogan-Brun takes an objective look at this charged area. The result is Linguanomics: a major step towards a clearer understanding of the market potential of multilingualism, its benefits, costs and points of contention. Asking significant questions of profound concern to the future of global collaboration, Linguanomics is an essential guide to students, teachers, policy makers and politicians and anyone who cares about the role of language in the modern world.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Why Study Languages

Author : Gabrielle Hogan-Brun
ISBN : 9781913019198
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 75.52 MB
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Considering studying languages at university? Wondering whether a languages degree will get you a good job, and what you might earn? Want to know what it's actually like to study languages at degree level? This book tells you what you need to know. Studying any subject at degree level is an investment in the future that involves significant cost. Now more than ever, students and their parents need to weigh up the potential benefits of university courses. That's where the Why Study series comes in. This series of books, aimed at students, parents and teachers, explains in practical terms the range and scope of an academic subject at university level and where it can lead in terms of careers or further study. Each book sets out to enthuse the reader about its subject and answer the crucial questions that a college prospectus does not.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Palgrave Handbook Of Minority Languages And Communities

Author : Gabrielle Hogan-Brun
ISBN : 9781137540669
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 79.2 MB
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This Handbook is an in-depth appraisal of the field of minority languages and communities today. It presents a wide-ranging, coherent picture of the main topics, with key contributions from international specialists in sociolinguistics, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and law. Individual chapters are grouped together in themes, covering regional, non-territorial and migratory language settings across the world. It is the essential reference work for specialist researchers, scholars in ancillary disciplines, research and coursework students, public agencies and anyone interested in language diversity, multilingualism and migration.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Female Figures In Art And Media

Author : Monique Jucquois-Delpierre
ISBN : 9783631600603
Genre : Art
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This study represents several years' work on the image of women and genre images of women. It uses two modes of reflecting on or between the far from clearly definable concepts of gender, femininity or masculinity and their representation in time and space. The first one leads the reader between (scientific) texts analysing different aspects or figures to enable questions on gender to be concretized. The second mode of reflection extends a sensitive thread between art and science. New forms of art and human interaction are experimented with in an original dynamic process. Diese Studie veranschaulicht die Arbeit mehrerer Jahre uber das Bild und die Genrebilder von Frauen. Sie zeigt, wie die Frau und das Genre erzahlt oder beschrieben werden, welche Mythen oder Allegorien (Eva, Antigone oder Aschenputtel) seit Jahrhunderten in der Kunst, der Literatur und den Medien standig uberarbeitet und umgestellt werden. Zwei Denkansatze leiten den Leser/Zuschauer durch die mehrdeutigen Figuren und Konzepte des Weiblichen oder Mannlichen. Der erste ist wissenschaftlich gangig und textuell, der zweite Ansatz ist visuell, spannt einen sensiblen Faden zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst und erlaubt, neue menschliche und kunstlerische Formen bzw. Wechselwirkungen auszuprobieren. Cette etude concretise un travail de plusieurs annees sur l'Image et les images du genre. Elle montre comment sont racontes ou decrits la femme et le genre, quels mythes ou allegories (Eve, Antigone ou Cendrillon) sont refondus et transposes en permanence depuis des siecles dans l'art, la litterature et les medias. Deux modes de reflexion conduisent le lecteur/spectateur a travers les figures et concepts ambigus de feminin ou masculin, le premier mode usuel scientifique et textuel, le second, visuel, tend un fil sensible entre science et art et permet d'experimenter de nouvelles formes et interactions humaines et artistiques."
Category: Art