The Sociolinguistics of Globalization


Author: Jan Blommaert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139487426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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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.

Sprache, politische Ökonomie und Legitimität

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


Author: Larissa Semiramis Schedel

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 373700885X


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.

Dynamics of Language Contact

English and Immigrant Languages


Author: Michael G. Clyne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786485

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 9592

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

Language Contact in Europe

The Periphrastic Perfect through History


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.

The Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics


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


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.

Globalization and Language in Contact

Scale, Migration, and Communicative Practices


Author: James Collins,Stef Slembrouck,Mike Baynham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826497985

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 6305

An excellent study of linkages between the global and local, demonstrating opportunities and challenges for contemporary sociolinguistics.

Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities

Many pathways to being Chinese


Author: Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen,Andy Hancock

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027270244

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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This book brings together new theoretical perspectives and bilingual education models from different sociopolitical and cultural contexts across the globe in order to address the importance of sociocultural, educational and linguistic environments that create, enhance or limit the ways in which diasporic children and young people acquire the ‘Chinese’ language. The chapters present a variety of research-based studies on Chinese heritage language education and bilingual education drawing on detailed investigations of formal and informal educational input including language socialization in families, community heritage language schools and government sponsored educational institutions. Exploring the many pathways of learning ‘Chinese’ and being ‘Chinese’, this volume also examines the complex nature of language acquisition and development, involving language attitudes and ideologies as well as linguistic practices and identity formation. Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities is intended for researchers, teacher-educators, students and practitioners in the fields of Chinese language education and bilingual education and more broadly those concerned with language policy studies and sociolinguistics.



Author: George Melville Bolling,Bernard Bloch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: N.A

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Language Contact in the Early Colonial Pacific

Maritime Polynesian Pidgin before Pidgin English


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.

Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape


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.


Zur Sozialen Bedeutung Sprachlicher Variation


Author: Lieselotte Anderwald,Jarich Hoekstra

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631679036


Page: 232

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Die Beitrage wenden die Konzepte Enregisterment, Kommodifizierung, geordnete Indexikalitat und Linguistic Landscapes auf verschiedene sprachliche Gegebenheiten an. Die zehn Beitrage beschaftigen sich mit Englisch, Deutsch, Norwegisch, Franzosisch und Spanisch und zeigen die soziale Bedeutung von sprachlicher Variation auf.

The Rise and Fall of Languages


Author: Robert M. W. Dixon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521626545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

View: 7741

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

Language Education and the Challenges of Globalisation

Sociolinguistic Issues


Author: Martin Solly,Edith Esch

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443860646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 9791

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.

Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction


Author: Ingrid Piller

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, this introduction provides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date and critical overview of the field of intercultural communication.Ingrid Piller explains communication in context using two main approaches.The first treats cultural identity, difference and similarity as discursive constructions. The second, informed by bilingualism studies, highlights the use and prestige of different languages and language varieties as well as the varying access that speakers have to them.Linguistics students will find this book a useful tool for studying language and globalization as well as applied linguistics.

Medium Sprache


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.