The Sociolinguistics of Globalization

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Author: Jan Blommaert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139487426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Human language has changed in the age of globalization: no longer tied to stable and resident communities, it moves across the globe, and it changes in the process. The world has become a complex 'web' of villages, towns, neighbourhoods and settlements connected by material and symbolic ties in often unpredictable ways. This phenomenon requires us to revise our understanding of linguistic communication. In The Sociolinguistics of Globalization Jan Blommaert constructs a theory of changing language in a changing society, reconsidering locality, repertoires, competence, history and sociolinguistic inequality.

Dynamics of Language Contact

English and Immigrant Languages

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Author: Michael G. Clyne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786485

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Discusses disparate findings to examine the dynamics of contact between languages in an immigrant context.

Sprache, politische Ökonomie und Legitimität

Vermarktung, Management und Inszenierung von Zweisprachigkeit in der Tourismusindustrie an der deutsch-französischen Sprachgrenze in der Schweiz

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Author: Larissa Semiramis Schedel

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 373700885X

Category:

Page: 346

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Aktuelle Diskurse zelebrieren Zweisprachigkeit als Wirtschaftsgut und Schlüssel zum Erfolg auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. Anhand der ethnographischen Untersuchung der wirtschaftlichen Nutzung der lokalen Zweisprachigkeit in der Tourismusindustrie der Stadt Murten an der deutsch-französischen Sprachgrenze in der Schweiz geht die Autorin diesen Diskursen empirisch auf den Grund. Aus einer kritischen soziolinguistischen Perspektive beleuchtet sie die Sprachensituation in touristischen Marketingdiskursen sowie die Bedeutung von Zweisprachigkeit im touristischen Arbeitsmarkt und in Stadtführungen. Dieser Band zeigt die variable (De-)Konstruktion geopolitischer Sprachgrenzen sowie sozialer Kategorien von SprecherInnen. Die Arbeit eröffnet neue Perspektiven auf die Dynamik der Politökonomie von Sprache(n) und der Legitimität ihrer SprecherInnen im Kontext der Neuen Wirtschaft.

The Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics

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Author: Rajend Mesthrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139500937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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The most comprehensive overview available, this Handbook is an essential guide to sociolinguistics today. Reflecting the breadth of research in the field, it surveys a range of topics and approaches in the study of language variation and use in society. As well as linguistic perspectives, the handbook includes insights from anthropology, social psychology, the study of discourse and power, conversation analysis, theories of style and styling, language contact and applied sociolinguistics. Language practices seem to have reached new levels since the communications revolution of the late twentieth century. At the same time face-to-face communication is still the main force of language identity, even if social and peer networks of the traditional face-to-face nature are facing stiff competition of the Facebook-to-Facebook sort. The most authoritative guide to the state of the field, this handbook shows that sociolinguistics provides us with the best tools for understanding our unfolding evolution as social beings.

Diglossia and Language Contact

Language Variation and Change in North Africa

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Author: Lotfi Sayahi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521119367

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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The book will appeal to anyone interested in language contact, the Arabic language, and North Africa. It uses sociohistorical information and a wide range of data sets, including electronic communication, to provide a comprehensive picture of the past and present language situation in the region.

Language Contact in Europe

The Periphrastic Perfect through History

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Author: Bridget Drinka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521514932

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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This comprehensive new work provides extensive evidence for the essential role of language contact as a primary trigger for change. Unique in breadth, it traces the spread of the periphrastic perfect across Europe over the last 2,500 years, illustrating at each stage the micro-responses of speakers and communities to macro-historical pressures. Among the key forces claimed to be responsible for normative innovations in both eastern and western Europe is 'roofing' - the superstratal influence of Greek and Latin on languages under the influence of Greek Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism respectively. The author provides a new interpretation of the notion of 'sprachbund', presenting the model of a three-dimensional stratified convergence zone, and applies this model to her analysis of the have and be perfects within the Charlemagne sprachbund. The book also tackles broader theoretical issues, for example, demonstrating that the perfect tense should not be viewed as a universal category.

Language

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Author: George Melville Bolling,Bernard Bloch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative linguistics

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Medium Sprache

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Author: Hans Strohner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783631338940

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 198

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In diesem Band sind Betrachtungen zum Rahmenthema «Medium Sprache» der 28. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL) aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven zusammengetragen. Neben einer begrifflichen Diskussion der Konzeptualisierung von Sprache als Medium finden sich auch programmatische Überlegungen zum praktischen Einsatz von Sprache im Rahmen öffentlicher bzw. betrieblicher Kommunikation sowie im Rahmen von multimedial gestützter Ausbildung. Weitere spezifische Aspekte der Behandlung des Mediums Sprache aus linguistischer Perspektive finden sich in detaillierten Überblicken, konkreten Anwendungsbeispielen und empirischen Analysen aus den Bereichen Kommunikation, Multimedia und Lernen. Diese Bereiche sind konstitutiv für die Rolle der Linguistik in der Informationsgesellschaft. Es bedarf nicht allzu vieler Spekulation zu der Feststellung, daß aus diesen Bereichen Impulse kommen, die die Entwicklung der Linguistik entscheidend mitbestimmen werden. Die Herausgeber möchten mit der Zusammenstellung dieser Beiträge nicht nur einige gegenwärtige Schwerpunkte angewandter Linguistik umreißen, sondern darüber hinaus auch einige Tendenzen künftiger linguistischer Arbeit aufzeigen.

Language Contact in the Early Colonial Pacific

Maritime Polynesian Pidgin before Pidgin English

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Author: Emanuel J. Drechsel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139867415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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This volume presents a historical-sociolinguistic description and analysis of Maritime Polynesian Pidgin. It offers linguistic and sociohistorical substantiation for a regional Eastern Polynesian-based pidgin, and challenges conventional Eurocentric assumptions about early colonial contact in the eastern Pacific by arguing that Maritime Polynesian Pidgin preceded the introduction of Pidgin English by as much as a century. Emanuel J. Drechsel not only opens up new methodological avenues for historical-sociolinguistic research in Oceania by a combination of philology and ethnohistory, but also gives greater recognition to Pacific Islanders in early contact between cultures. Students and researchers working on language contact, language typology, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics will want to read this book. It redefines our understanding of how Europeans and Americans interacted with Pacific Islanders in eastern Polynesia during early encounters and offers an alternative model of language contact.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Society and Identity

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Author: Sharon K. Deckert,Caroline H. Vickers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441193359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This is a definitive introductory text to modern sociolinguistics that looks at the study of language and society through the concept of identity. It uses these sociolinguistic constructs of identity to tie together current concepts and methods in the field, offering a full overview of the discipline, both past and present. Deckert and Vickers adopt an interdisciplinary approach, introducing work from a variety of fields that examine sociolinguistic data, from linguistics to anthropology, sociology, psychology and education. The book moves from looking at language varieties and globalization to a close examination of language in social interaction, covering the concepts of ideology and power. Throughout, the authors offer keen insight into all of the topics, issues and methods that students of language and society will need to understand. The chapters contain a range of pedagogical features, including key terms, study questions, chapter summaries and further reading. This is an essential new text for all those studying contemporary sociolinguistics, suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Language Contacts at the Crossroads of Disciplines

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Author: Heli Paulasto,Helka Riionheimo,Lea Meriläinen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443873489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

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This volume offers a cross-disciplinary insight into language contact research, bringing together fresh empirical and theoretical studies from various fields concerning different dimensions of language contact and variation, second language acquisition and translation. In the present-day world of globalization, population mobility and information technology, the themes of multilingualism and contact-induced language change are as topical as ever, and research on language contacts and cross-linguistic influence has expanded rapidly during the last few decades. Along with the increasing specialization of related disciplines, their research perspectives, methods and terminology have become dispersed, although language contact phenomena themselves can rarely be confined within the scope of a single discipline. This collection of articles creates dialogue between researchers from different scientific backgrounds, thus viewing language contact phenomena from a broader perspective. When language contact is re-defined to include the mental or cognitive level of contact between different languages and varieties in the minds of language learners or translators, salient links are created between the different disciplines dealing with this subject matter.

The Rise and Fall of Languages

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Author: Robert M. W. Dixon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521626545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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A different approach to the theories on language evolution and change.

Standardvariation

Wie viel Variation verträgt die deutsche Sprache?

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Author: Ludwig Eichinger,Werner Kallmeyer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110193981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

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Die Beiträge des Bandes konzentrieren sich auf die Fragen: Was umfasst der Begriff 'Standardsprache', wie hat sich die deutsche Standardsprache seit dem 19. Jh. entwickelt, wie ist ihr gegenwärtiger Zustand sprachwissenschaftlich angemessen zu beschreiben und welche längerfristigen Entwicklungstendenzen lassen sich erkennen? Die Antworten reflektieren auch Notwendigkeit und Grenzen von Normativität.

Perceptual Dialectology

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Author: Christina Ada Anders

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110227517

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 449

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Perceptual dialectology is concerned with subjective, non-specialist, naive perspectives of German and the role they play in day-to-day social interaction. What do non-specialists in linguistics think about dialects and their speakers? What cognitive maps do they have of these dialects? What attitudes do they have towards the dialects and their speakers? Do non-specialists in linguistics associate particular features with the dialects or perceive them in a special way? The book contains the latest research findings on this subject."

Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape

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Author: D. Gorter,H. F. Marten,L. Van Mensel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230360238

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 347

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Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the 'same old issues' of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

Language Education and the Challenges of Globalisation

Sociolinguistic Issues

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Author: Martin Solly,Edith Esch

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443860646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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This book, by an international group of scholars, focuses on a number of sociolinguistic issues, some of them complex and controversial, linked to language education in the age of globalisation. It examines these in different contexts of immigration and super-diversity, in the light of new mobilities and new conceptualisations of changing social realities and language communities. The various investigations presented in the volume are often united and interconnected in their approaches to these key areas of focus, although each peer-edited chapter brings its own relevance to the work as a whole, and each reflects the complexities and practices of the particular contexts and speech communities examined. The insights presented provide a useful way of looking at the current state of the art of language education across the different levels of schooling and also within the various contexts analysed. Because of the increasing interest in language education as a result of both the growing number of migrant children in schools and the globalisation associated with the rapid spread of English, the volume will be of interest to a wide international readership, including scholars and students of sociolinguistics and language education.

Was heisst sprechen?

zur Ökonomie des sprachlichen Tausches

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Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783700315186

Category:

Page: 199

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Romanisierung in Afrika

der Einfluss des Französischen, Italienischen, Portugiesischen und Spanischen auf die indigenen Sprachen Afrikas

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Author: Thomas Stolz,Dik Bakker,Rosa Salas Palomo

Publisher: Brockmeyer Verlag

ISBN: 3819607269

Category: African languages

Page: 130

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