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Romaine, Suzanne 1951-

Works: 82 works in 482 publications in 9 languages and 16,096 library holdings
Genres: History  Festschriften  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: P40, 306.44
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Most widely held works by Suzanne Romaine
Vanishing voices : the extinction of the world's languages by Daniel Nettle( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Aborigines, Africa, European colonization and spread, American Indians, Australia, Breton language, economic growth, English language, Eurasia, Europe, Hawaii, Hawaiian language, homogenization, Irish language, Japanese language, language shift, Maori language, Saami (Laplanders), Scots Gaelic, Welsh language, etc
Language in society : an introduction to sociolinguistics by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She discusses both traditional and more recent issues such as language and social class, language and gender, language in education, pidgins and creoles, and language change. She shows how our linguistic choices are motivated by social factors, and how certain ways of speaking come to be vested with symbolic value. In her examples she draws on studies of cultures all over the world, including her own extensive field work in Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and Britain
The Cambridge history of the English language( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1, Beginnings to 1066: This volume deals with the history of English up to the Norman Conquest and contains chapters on Indo-European and Germanic, phonology and morphology, syntax, semantics and vocabulary, dialectology, onomastics, and literary language. Each chapter, as well as giving a chronologically-oriented presentation of the data, surveys scholarship in the area and takes full account of the impact of developing and current linguistic theory on the interpretation of the data. The chapters have been written with both specialists and non-specialists in mind
Bilingualism by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

56 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the book, bilingualism is seen as both a societal and cognitive phenomenon. Professor Romaine explores various aspects of bilingual behaviour, such as code switching and language mixing, in terms of their social functions within the bilingual speech community as well as in terms of neurolinguistic organization in the individual speaker. The author also assesses the positive and negative claims made for the effects of bilingualism on children's cognitive, social and academic development, and examines the assumptions behind various language policies and programs for bilingual children. In all this, Professor Romaine draws on her own research with Panjabi/English bilinguals in Britain, and Tok Pisin/English bilingual children in Papua New Guinea
Pidgin and Creole languages by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of children and adolescents : the acquisition of communicative competence by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communicating gender by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a cross-disciplinary approach, this volume shows how language and discourse play key roles in understanding and communicating gender and culture. The starting point and central focus of the book is linguistics, but the author also draws on anthropology, biology, philosophy and psychology
Socio-historical linguistics : its status and methodology by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synchronic sociolinguistics has been particularly convincing in its use of quantitative models to demonstrates how 'the present might explain the past'. However, the relevance of sociolinguistics to historical linguistics 'using the past to explain the present', has been largely ignored. In this volume Dr Romaine lays the foundation for a field of research encompassing both historical linguistics and sociolinguistics, which aims to investigate and account for language variation within a particular speech community over time. The socio-historical approach is illustrated here by a detailed analysis of the development of relative clause formation strategies in Middle Scots. This case study raises fundamental questions about the epistemological status of sociolinguistic theory and in particular its claims to an empirical foundation. Her own preliminary suggestions for a truly integrative sociolinguistic theory will be of interest to sociolinguists, historical linguists and general linguists
Sociolinguistic variation in speech communities( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language in Australia by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language in Australia provides a wide-ranging account of the present linguistic situation in Australia, primarily from a sociolinguistic perspective. The focus is mainly descriptive, and the chapters aim to provide a comprehensive overview and summary of what is known about Australia's languages as well as a guide to current areas of research interest. Throughout the volume, the contributors pay special attention to issues arising from the socio-historical situation in which Australia's languages and language varieties coexist. The volume covers both indigenous and non-indigenous languages, and contains a section specifically on 'community' languages, and also one on public policy and social issues relating to English. No other book offers such a broad survey of the language situation in Australia. Linguists as well as non-linguists will find in this volume, which is a companion to Language in the USA and Language in the British Isles, a guide and reference source to the rich linguistic heritage of Australia
The Cambridge history of the English language by Richard M Hogg( Book )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume deals with the history of the English language from 1776 to 1997. Chapters on phonology, syntax and vocabulary chronicle the linguistic features of the language during this period, examining the core of British and American English
Language, education, and development : urban and rural Tok Pisin in Papua New Guinea by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papua New Guinea's struggle for development is intimately bound up with the history of Tok Pisin, an English-based pidgin which is the product of nineteenth-century colonialism in the Pacific. The language has since become the most important lingua franca in the region, being spoken by more than a million people in a highly multilingual society. Suzanne Romaine examines some of the changes that are taking place in Tok Pisin as it becomes the native language of the younger generation of rural and urban speakers. These linguistic processes, which are by no means complete, have to be understood in the socio-historical context of colonial expansion and strategies for socio-economic development in the post-colonial era
Creole genesis, attitudes, and discourse : studies celebrating Charlene J. Sato by Charlene J Sato( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection in honor of creolist Charlene Junko Sato (1951-1996) brings together contributions by leading specialists in pidgin-creole studies in three primary areas: Pidgin-Creole Genesis and Development; Attitudes and Education, and Creole Discourse
Tok Pisin texts : from the beginning to the present( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tok Pisin is one of the most important languages of Melanesia and is used in a wide range of public and private functions in Papua New Guinea. The language has featured prominently in Pidgin and Creole linguistics and has featured in a number of debates in theoretical linguistics. With their extensive fieldwork experience and vast knowledge of the archives relating to Papua New Guinea, Peter Mühlhäusler, Thomas E. Dutton and Suzanne Romaine compiled this Tok Pisin text collection. It brings together representative samples of the largest Pidgin language of the Pacific area. These texts represen
Ces langues, ces voix qui s'effacent : menaces sur les langues du monde by Daniel Nettle( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une enquête passionnante sur les mécanismes qui mènent à l'extinction d'une langue et de la perte culturelle qui s'ensuit. Bien que les auteurs mentionnent la volonté des Québécois francophones de préserver leur langue, c'est surtout vers les peuples traditionnels et amérindiens que portent leurs recherches. [SDM]
On the problem of syntactic variation : a reply to Beatriz Lavandera and William Labov by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voci del silenzio : sulle tracce delle lingue in via di estinzione by Daniel Nettle( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El lenguaje en la sociedad : una introducción a la sociolingüística by Suzanne Romaine( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of the English language by Roger Lass( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume deals with the history of the English language from 1476 to 1776. It begins with the establishment of Caxton's first press in England and concludes with American Independence. It covers a period of immense cultural change and development
Veus que s'apaguen : la mort de les llengües del món by Daniel Nettle( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Catalan and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Romaine, S. 1951-

로메인, 수잔

로메인 수잔 1951-

ロメイン, スザ-ン

ロメイン, スザーン

ロメイン, スザンヌ


Language in society : an introduction to sociolinguisticsThe Cambridge history of the English languageBilingualismPidgin and Creole languagesCommunicating genderSocio-historical linguistics : its status and methodologyLanguage in AustraliaThe Cambridge history of the English language