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By John Edwards

This Very brief Introduction bargains with the social lifetime of language: language in its sociocultural context. the sphere levels from micro-analyses to broadly-based coverage and making plans undertakings. As such, this publication attracts from sociolinguistics, the sociology of language, and psycholinguistics. the connection among language and id - even if of a person or a gaggle - is a sturdy thread linking all of the themes lined within the ebook. The "ordinary," instrumental, communicative facets of language can't be appropriately understood with no being attentive to the "symbolic" gains that powerfully underpin emotions and attributions of "groupness" and "belonging." The publication as a result focuses extra on macro sociological components than to fine-grained analyses of edition in linguistic good points (though the latter are usually not ignored).

Edwards explains the differential social reviews of languages and dialects, how names (and naming) are even more than easy designations, why a few languages come to dominate others, in addition to questions about the connection among language and gender, sexist language, the language of poverty, the intertwining of language and faith, and politically pushed language making plans and coverage. those concerns have continuously been well timed and of serious social curiosity. The ebook demonstrates the connections and continuities that exist in the language enviornment during which all of us take part, and approximately which we all have critiques, personal tastes and prejudices. this is often the 1st brief remedy that acquaints the knowledgeable non-specialist with the social lifetime of language.

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Michel Barberena, de 60 años. En la "Introducción" de esta variedad de Cize - Garazi se han consignado, con más detalle, datos referentes a estos informadores. Las formas verbales obtenidas en esta exploración están recogidas, juntamente con las demás de la subvariedad propia, en las "Observaciones" que siguen a los "Cuadros" de esta subvariedad.

Estas formas están en las Tablas I - 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5, en el renglón encabezado por ST-JEAN-P-PORT, en mayúsculas, línea 2ª. Otros informadores también han dado sus contestaciones en 'xuketa': Iriberri, Lakarra y Lekunberri, pues ellos no utilizan el 'hiketa'. Recuerda Artola que en más de una ocasión habíamos hablado de incluir Ibarolle (Ostabaret) en el grupo de pueblos de Cize-Garazi. Al referirse a esto, Artola aporta nuevas razones que confirman lo acertado de esta decisión. Escribe lo siguiente: "Oztibarreko Ibarla herria Garazikoekin sartzeko behin baino gehiagotan hitzegin dugunaz gainera bada, itxuraz, beste arrazoitxoren bat: Gamarteko oraingo informatzaile berriaren iloba batek esaten duenez, gamartiarrek Donibane aldera joateko joera haundia dute, Lartzabalekin (ez-eta oraindik hurbilago duten honen Utxiat auzunearekin ere) ia-ia harremanik ez duten bitartean.

Sarrasketa: Maixan Harriet (ezkondu aitzin Aldakurru), 57 urte, Etxezaharriakoa. Ahatsa-I: Marie-Battitte Larramendi (ezkondu aitzin Irigoien), 70 urte, Ahatsako Elizondokoa. Ahatsa-II: Batita Minhondo, 79 urte, Arrosagaraikoa. Etxe hau Ahatsa eta Bazkazaneren artean dago. Bazkazane: Pierre Luro, 72 urte, Zakuteia etxekoa, elizatik hurbil". "Horrez gainera, Gamarteko inkesta osoa bildu nion Mirentxu Goikoetxeari zehaztasun batzuk jaso dizkiot, lehenagoko taulan eta oraingo berrian ere erantsi ditudanak.

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