The economics of language

edited by Donald M. Lamberton

The economics of language remains neglected territory. Language makes information operational. As a social technology, it is a resource of the symbolic species - some argue it defines the human species. Language affects ability to find employment; cultural identity, effective communication in business, international trade and tourism; negotiations and settlement procedures; political activity; and conflict within and between nations. Lamberton has selected key papers which address issues such as why some languages survive and other do not, the importance of language to the operation of a world-wide business, the problem of the language divide in economic development and the future of new language technologies such as telephone interpreting services, the Internet and talking machines.

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  • Part 1 Theoretical approaches: economics of language, Jacob Marschak
  • the economics of language and language planning, Francois Vaillancourt
  • the distribution of foreign language skills as a game equilibrium, Reinhard Selten and Jonathan Pool
  • towards a threshold theory of minority language survival, Francois Grin
  • bilingualism and network externalities, Jeffrey Church and Ian King
  • economic, statistical and linguistic factors affecting success on the test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL), Marcellus S. Snow
  • culture and language, Edward P. Lazear. Part 2 Profits and wages: language as a limiting factor for centralization, Pavel Pelikan
  • the foreign language needs of UK-based corporations, Nigel B.R. Reeves
  • the foreign language needs of US-based corporations, Carol S. Fixman
  • in the shadow - the impact of language on structure, power and communication in the multinational, Rebecca Marschan-Piekkari et al
  • the endogeneity between language and earnings - international analyses, Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller. Part 3 English and pluralistic policies - the case of Australia, Joseph Lo Bianco
  • socio-economic aspects of language policies - an Australian perspective, Mariel Tisdell. Part 4 Technology solutions: the world turned upside down - information technology and the linguistic constraint, Gordon B. Thompson
  • the market for telephone interpreting services in Australia, Uldis Ozolins et al
  • word perfected - can machines talk? from next month they will
  • machine translation - matching reality to expectations, Joann P. Ryan
  • will the Internet always speak English?, Geoffrey Nunberg. Part 5 Appendix: exploring the language and rhetoric of economics, Roger Backhouse et al.

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書名 The economics of language
著作者等 Lamberton, D. M.
Lamberton D.McLean
シリーズ名 An Elgar reference collection
The international library of critical writings in economics
出版元 E. Elgar Pub.
刊行年月 c2002
版表示 illustrated ed
ページ数 xxvi, 330 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 1840648023
NCID BA58706074
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス