Sociolinguistics: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

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Marcus K. Jakobsen

Series: Languages and Linguistics
BISAC: LAN009050

Sociolinguistics refers to the study of language in relation to social factors, including differences of regional, class, and occupational dialect, gender differences, and bilingualism. Each of the five chapters of this book presents a unique perspective of the some of the various applications of sociolinguistics around the world. Chapter One describes the phonology of Spanish as it is spoken in Argentina, including a section on syllable structure. Chapter Two analyzes duabͻ, an Akan verbal taboo, and examines the factors that allow this taboo to be broken or used openly in Ghanaian party politics. Chapter Three explores the sociolinguistics of tourist signage, including the causes of inconsistencies and inaccurate information. Chapter Four deals with the history of the idea of a golden throne in Iranian religious tradition. Lastly, Chapter Five focuses on the meaning of a verb used in the title of Spell 17 of the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. The Phonology of Argentine Spanish
Germán Coloma
CEMA University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chapter 2. Duabͻ ‘Grievance Imprecation’ in Ghanaian Party Politics
Kofi Agyekum1 and Catherine Ekua Mensah1,2
1
Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana, Ghana
2Department of Ghanaian Languages and Linguistics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana, Ghana

Chapter 3. The Mechanism of Tourist Signage
Kazuyoshi Takeuchi
Department of English Communication, Jissen Women’s Junior College, Tokyo, Japan

Chapter 4. The Idea of a Golden Throne in Ancient Iranian Tradition
H. Vertiienko
Department of Eurasian Steppe, A. Yu. Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Chapter 5. The Semantics of the Expression m-ḫt mni=f in the Book of the Dead Spell 17
Mykola Tarasenko, DSc
Department of Near and Middle East, A. Yu. Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Index