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Wright, Sue 1947-

Overview
Works: 141 works in 378 publications in 3 languages and 22,952 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Science films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Contributor, Interviewee, Author of screenplay
Classifications: JN12, 320.9409049
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sue Wright
Whose Europe? : the turn towards democracy( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the end of the millennium the European Union's leading members waged war to defend human rights in the Balkans. But how democratic is the European Union? How well do we live up to the principles we fought for? In Whose Europe? a team of international scholars identifies barriers to further democratisation, explore potential bridges to greater democratic participation, and analyse the long term social processes shaping the new Europe." "During the 1990s the people struck back after three decades of elitist control. In the referenda following the Maastricht treaty, Europe's leaders held their breath while the voters had their say. In 1999 the European Parliament, backed by public opinion, forced the entire European Commission to resign." "Whose Europe? asks why the multi-level political structures emerging in the course of Europeanisation and devolution fail to give all men and women access to the benefits of citizenship on equal terms. It explores the potential for establishing new bonds between the peoples of Europe. Finally, it sets these changes in historical and comparative context."--Jacket
Language policy and language planning : from nationalism to globalisation by Sue Wright( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Language allows humans to act cooperatively, to plan and to remember. It is the prime factor in the constitution of groups as well as a major barrier between groups. Language policy and planning is rarely just about language; it always has political, social and ethical dimensions. This is a comprehensive advanced textbook, covering not only language learning imposed by economic or political agendas but also language choices entered into freely for reasons of social mobility, economic advantage or group identity."--Jacket
Language education for intercultural communication( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community and communication : the role of language in nation state building and European integration by Sue Wright( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three processes which have greatly affected European political development since 1945 are: a slow but steady progress towards abolition of political and economic frontiers; a tendency for the old nation-states to fracture, with the communities of which they were composed demanding some devolution of power, autonomy or even full independence; and migration on mass scale. Much has been written about these processes without the linguistic instability always considered. This book investigates how the linguistic dimension might affect European integration
Monolingualism and bilingualism : lessons from Canada and Spain by Sue Wright( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an urgent need at the heart of linguistic theorising to take account of bi- and multilingual perspectives. In the field of language planning, issues of bilingualism are often perceived through monolingual filters and resolved by monolingual responses. In this volume issues of monolingualism, multilingualism and identity are addressed directly in detailed studies of Canada and Spain. John Edwards and Charlotte Hoffmann are both well-known authorities on bilingualism and problems associated with language in multilingual societies. In this book they provide state of the art articles on Spain and Canada. Their insights are useful in a period of evolution in both these countries. After each of the articles, which were presented in a seminar series, there is a transcript of the debate which followed. The invited audiences are all scholars working on the area or in allied fields
Language and the state : revitalization and revival in Israel and Eire by Sue Wright( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book originates from a pair of expert seminars given by scholars from Israel and Ireland before an invited audience of British academics. The seminars focused on questions of language shift, language maintenance and language loyalty in these two countries and looked to find similarities and differences which might contribute to an understanding of the processes involved." "Bernard Spolsky compares the linguistic choices made by Hebrew speakers in Israel and Maori speakers in New Zealand, and explores the phenomenon of the shift to Hebrew amongst early settlers in Palestine." "Muiris O Laoire draws out the parallels and contrasts between the situation of Irish and Hebrew at the turn of the century, and tries to account for the relative lack of success in intergenerational transmission." "Both the papers and the debates which follow reveal how state language planning and the linguistic actions and decisions of the family network intermesh in complex ways. From the studies we see how similar policies may sometimes produce different outcomes, while different policies may result in similar conclusions. As a result, the ways in which language is transmitted across the generations remain difficult to predict accurately."--Jacket
Ethnicity in Eastern Europe : questions of migration, language rights, and education by Sue Wright( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and conflict : a neglected relationship by Sue Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Dan Smith's analysis the idea of conflict brings us inexorably to nationalism, then to identity and thus to language. Language is unlikely to be a central cause of conflict, but it may contribute to the ways that nationalism and armed conflict unfold. Paul Chilton argues that the declaration of war is a linguistic act, that military operations can only be set in motion and continued by verbal activity and that all political institutions are ultimately constituted by forms of language and communication. Sue Wright examines the relationship between nation building (including linguistic unification) and the propaganda which justifies human and economic sacrifice and permits total war in the Clausewitzian sense. They argue that the political influence, significance and effect of linguistic borders and the discourse manipulation of language are factors in conflict which should not be ignored."--Jacket
Managing language diversity( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indlæg om flersprogethed holdt af Michael Clyne ved et CILS (Current Issues in Language and Society) seminar samt debat og kommentarer til indlægget
One country, two systems, three languages : a survey of changing language use in Hong Kong by Sue Wright( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents the following papers and transcriptions of debates: "One Country, Two Systems, Three Languages" (Sue Wright); "The Background to Language Change in Hong Kong" (Godfrey Harrison, Lydia K. H. So); "Aspects of the Two Languages System and Three Language Problem in the Changing Society of Hong Kong" (Benjamin K. Tsou); "The (Un)changing Role of Mandarin Chinese in Language Education in Hong Kong" (Cheung-Shing Samuel Leung, Yuen-Fan Lornita Wong); "Language and the Law in Hong Kong: From English to Chinese" (Alice Lee); "English in Hong Kong: Emergence and Decline" (John E. Joseph); "Tonal Changes in Hong Kong Cantonese" (Lydia K. H. So); and "Phonological Changes in Hong Kong Cantonese" (Eric Zee). Debate transcripts are inserted after the second, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth papers. (Mse)
Languages in contact and conflict : contrasting experiences in the Netherlands and Belgium by Sue Wright( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language, democracy, and devolution in Catalonia( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The issue of human rights becomes very complex when applied to language. 'Individual' rights have little meaning in this domain. People do not ask for the right to speak to themselves, they ask for the right to use their language within their group. Where populations are heterogenous, such rights are difficult to ensure. Language can be a powerful means of inclusion and exclusion and this is particularly true in democratic societies where debate is central to the process." "This book looks at these fundamental questions in the context of Catalonia."--BOOK JACKET
Language, politics, and society : the new languages department : festschrift in honour of Professor D.E. Ager by Linda Hantrais( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This "Festschrift" is in honour of Professor D.E. Ager, who was one of the instigators of a new style of modern languages department in which literary criticism played a lesser role and where contemporary politics and society replaced them as the main focus of study
French, an accommodating language? = Le français, langue d'accueil?( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the approach of the French linguist Henriette Walter, who has used her extensive range of scholarly work to take a stance in the current debate on the French language
Genes and cloning : science of selective breeding by CLASSROOM VIDEO LTD( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video "looks at the way man has modified genomes of plants and animals used for food" since the beginning of agriculture. Through animations, it shows how alterations to genes are made in genetic engineering processes. It also discusses the ramifications of and controversies surrounding the human response to genetic engineering
Language policy and language issues in the successor states of the former USSR( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central question to this discussion is whether linguistic rights are fundamental human rights, and therefore inalienable and individual, or whether they are group rights, since communication necessarily involves more than one individual
Parenting & alcohol : helping to reduce the risks by Christine Burrows( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sprache und Religion = Language and religion = Langue et religion by Ulrich Ammon( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community and communication the role of language in nation state building and European integration by Sue Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sociolinguistics by Ulrich Ammon( )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Language policy and language planning : from nationalism to globalisation
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German (5)

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Community and communication : the role of language in nation state building and European integrationMonolingualism and bilingualism : lessons from Canada and SpainLanguage and the state : revitalization and revival in Israel and EireLanguage and conflict : a neglected relationshipManaging language diversityOne country, two systems, three languages : a survey of changing language use in Hong KongLanguage, democracy, and devolution in CataloniaLanguage, politics, and society : the new languages department : festschrift in honour of Professor D.E. Ager