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  • Cover scan of Language Planning As A Sociolinguistic Experiment
    Language Planning As A Sociolinguistic Experiment: The Case Of Modern Norwegian
    Ernst HaĚŠkon Jahr - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule. This book gives a comprehensive account of that entire 200-year period, and analyses how Norwegians defined, fought over, and developed their own independent Scandinavian language, differentiating it from Danish and Swedish, through language planning. The almost two centuries of Norwegian language planning and conflict encompassed an extraordinary sociolinguistic experiment which led to decades of intense linguistic struggle and which has had no parallel anywhere else in the world. This book-length case study provides students and scholars in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, language planning and language policy with a richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development.
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    Legend Of The Dead Men's Gold
    I. J. Parnham - Hardback - Robert Hale
    Trip Kincaid had always been fascinated by the legend of the dead men's gold: it was said that the last member of the Helliton gang had cursed the stash, claiming that if he couldn't have it, nobody would. So, with the gold still unclaimed, and the bones of a hundred men scattered around it, Trip Kincaid's disappearance is cause for alarm.
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    Mothers Of The Disappeared
    Russel D. McLean - Hardback - Severn House
    Suspended from the Association of British Investigators and facing an enquiry into his alleged misconduct over four years previously, J. McNee's career hangs in the balance. The last thing he needs is new business. But when the mother of a murdered child asks him to re-open a case he helped close during his time in the police, McNee can't refuse.
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    James Irvine - Paperback - Laverock's Nest
    Stephen Whyte's solemn nature and delicate sensibility alienate him from what he sees as the malaise of the crude sensibility and coarse, frivolous life of his community. His search for a means to remedy that malaise - and thereby end his isolation and take a place in the community appropriate to his higher sensibility - leads him inexorably to a course of action that risks his entire future and wellbeing.
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    My Name Is ...
    Sudha Bhuchar - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    When Gaby disappears from her Scottish home, it is assumed that her Pakistani father, Farhan, has kidnapped her. The spiralling headlines are only momentarily silenced when it emerges that Gaby may have fled of her own accord, choosing to spend her life in Pakistan. To the distress of her Scottish mother, Suzy, Gaby declares, 'My name is Ghazala', turning her back on 'Gaby' and, seemingly, the West. This moving verbatim play reveals a cross-cultural love story that began in late-seventies Glasgow, a world away from the frantic 'tug of love' well documented in the world's press.
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    Angela Sheehan - Paperback - Geddes & Grosset
    Part of 'The Student's Shakespeare' series, this volume looks at 'Othello'.
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    Paying Davy Jones
    Millie Vigor - Hardback - Robert Hale
    In the mid-1970s, the North Sea oil boom is in full swing and there is work for all. Though Catherine Williams's children are adult and all four have oil-related jobs, she is not happy with the upheaval the oil industry has caused and believes that Davy Jones will demand payment from those who rob his locker, not only with oil spills, but also with men's lives. Immigrant workers flood in and when one such family comes to Deepdale, the valley in Shetland where Catherine lives, her eldest son, Robbie, falls for and secretly marries the daughter. The pair then move to Aberdeen where Robbie gets work on a drilling rig. But, having been persuaded to give up the idea of fishing for a living, will Robbie be any safer on a rig than in a fishing boat?
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    Prisons In The Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms Of Modernity
    Kent F. Schull - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This volume critiques Michele Foucault's approach to punishment and state power by applying it to a non-Western context. It also challenges assumptions held by prominent academics concerning the impact the second constitutional period had on the development of the current Middle East nation-state system.
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    Private International Law Essentials
    David Hill - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    'Private International Law Essentials' is an invaluable study guide for students. It provides up-to-date, concise and comprehensive coverage of private international law and is the ideal text for students who come new to the subject and for those preparing for exams. This book is also an excellent resource for those who need ro refresh or update their knowledge.
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    Religion And Politics: European And Global Perspectives
    - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    Debates on religion and politics have, to a high degree, focused on contrasts between Europe and other parts of the world; the long-established assumption that modern societies are on a secularising path seemed have a stronger claim to validity in Europe than elsewhere. This book shows that, if European modernity does represent an exit from religion, this historical process and its implications are still very imperfectly understood.

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