Language, Identity and Performance

Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Wales

Author(s): Nikolas Coupland

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

Series: Politics and Society in Wales

  • October 2009 · 256pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708321485

About The Book

This book makes available a selection of the author’s research on understanding Wales from a sociolinguistic perspective. Challenging some establishment views about the link between the Welsh language and Welsh social identities, the book covers a range of subjects such as language, identity, style, bilingualism, language policy, language change and globalization with respect to Wales, the Welsh global diaspora, Welshness and Welsh English.

About the Author(s)

Nikolas Coupland

Professor Nik Coupland is Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University.

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