Engaging Superdiversity: Recombining Spaces, Times and Language Practices (Encounters)

Engaging Superdiversity: Recombining Spaces, Times and Language Practices (Encounters)

By: Karel Arnaut (editor), Massimiliano Spotti (editor), Jan Blommaert (editor), Martha Sif Karrebaek (editor)Hardback

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This book is the fruition of five years' work in exploring the idea of superdiversity. The editors argue that sociolinguistic superdiversity could be a source of inspiration to a wide range of post-structuralist, post-colonial and neo-Marxist interdisciplinary research into the potential and the limits of human cultural creativity and societal renewal under conditions of increasing and complexifying global connectivity. Through case studies of language practices in spaces understood as inherently translocal and multi-layered (classrooms and schools, youth spaces, mercantile spaces and nation-states), this book explores the relevance of superdiversity for the social and human sciences and positions it as a research perspective in sociolinguistics and beyond.

About Author

Karel Arnaut is Associate Professor and Research Coordinator at the Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (IMMRC), Leuven University, Belgium. Martha Sif Karrebaek is Associate Professor in the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Massimiliano Spotti is Assistant Professor in the Department of Culture Studies and Deputy Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Jan Blommaert is Professor in the Department of Culture Studies and Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Contents

Contributors Introduction 1. Karel Arnaut, Martha Sif Karrebaek and Massimiliano Spotti: Engaging Superdiversity: The Poiesis-Infrastructure Nexus and Language Practices in Combinatorial Spaces 2. Piia Varis: Superdiverse Times and Places: Media, Mobility, Conjunctures and Structures of Feeling 3. Jan Blommaert: Chronotopes, Scales and Complexity in the Study of Language in Society Classrooms and Schools 4. Robert Moore: `Taking Up Speech' In an Endangered Language: Bilingual Discourse in A Heritage Language Classroom 5. Martha Sif Karrebaek: Rye Bread For Lunch, Lasagne for Breakfast: Enregisterment, Classrooms, and National Food Norms in Superdiversity Youth, etc. 6. Janus Spindler Moller: `You Black Black': Polycentric Norms for the Use of Terms Associated With Ethnicity 7. Lian Malai Madsen: Social Status Relations and Enregisterment: Integrated Speech in Copenhagen 8. Andreas Staehr: Languaging and Normativity on Facebook Mercantile Spaces 9. Cecile Vigouroux: Magic Marketing: Performing Grassroots Literacy 10. Johanna Woydack: Superdiversity and a London Multilingual Call Centre Nation-states 11. Zane Goebel: Superdiversity From Within: The Case of Ethnicity in Indonesia 12. Lu Jiqun Luke: `Designer Immigrant' Students in Singapore: Challenges for Linguistic Human Rights in a Globalising World 13. Kamran Khan: Citizenship, Securitization and Suspicion in UK ESOL Policy Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783096794
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781783096794
  • weight: 580
  • ISBN10: 1783096799

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