Globalization and Language in Contact: Scale, Migration, and Communicative Practices (Advances in Sociolinguistics)

Globalization and Language in Contact: Scale, Migration, and Communicative Practices (Advances in Sociolinguistics)

By: James Collins (editor), Mike Baynham (editor), Stefan Slembrouck (editor)Paperback

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This book examines the impact of globalization on languages in contact, including the study of linkages between the global and local, and transnational and situated communication. It engages with social theory and social processes while grappling with questions of language analysis raised by globalized language contact. Drawing on case studies from North America, Europe and Africa, the volume makes three important contributions to contemporary sociolinguistics by: * arguing that concepts of scale and space are essential for understanding contemporary sociolinguistic phenomena * showing that the transnational flows and movements of peoples highlight the problem and work of identity in relation to both place and time * addressing methodological challenges raised by different approaches to the study of globalization and language contact. This cutting-edge monograph featuring research by renowned international contributors will be of interest to academics researching sociolinguistics, and language and globalization.

About Author

James Collins is Professor of Anthropology at SUNY, Albany, USA. Stef Slembrouck is Professor of English Linguistics and Discourse Analysis in the Department of English, Ghent University, Belgium. Mike Baynham is Professor TESOL in the School of Education, University of Leeds, UK.


1. Introduction: Scale, migration, and communicative practice, J. Collins (State University of New York, USA), S. Slembrouck (Ghent University, Belgium) and M. Baynham (University of Leeds, UK); 2. Space, scale and accents: constructing migrant identity in Beijing, J. K. Dong (University of East London, UK) & J. Blommaert (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and University of London, UK); 3. Goffman and globalisation: Frame, footing and scale in migration-connected multilingualism, J. Collins (State University of New York, USA) and S. Slembrouck (Ghent University, Belgium); 4. The spaces of language: the everyday practices of Somali refugee and asylum seeker young people, G. Valentine (University of Leeds, UK), D. Sporton & K. Bang Nielsen (University of Sheffield, UK); 5. Immigration in Catalonia: marking territory through language, J. Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain); 6. 'Either' and 'Both' - the changing concept of living space among Polish post-communist migrants to the United Kingdom", A. Galasinska & O. Kozlowska (University of Wolverhampton, UK); 7. 'Canada meets France': Recasting identities of Canadianess and Francite through global economic exchanges, G. Budach (University of Southampton, UK).; 8. Changing participation in changing practice: Uses of language and literacy among Portuguese migrant Women in the UK, C. Keating (University of Coimbra, Portugal); 9. A relational understanding of language practice: Interacting Time-Spaces in a single ethnographic site, C. B. Vigouroux (Simon Fraser University, Canada); 10. Transnational flows, networks and 'transcultural capital': Reflections on researching migrant networks through linguistic ethnography, U. H. Meinhof (University of Southampton, UK); 11. 'Just one day like today': the notion of scale and the analysis of space time orientation in narratives of displacement, M. Baynham (University of Leeds, UK); 12. Weighing the scales: Recontextualisation as horizontal scaling, C. Kell (University of Waikato, NZ); 13. From space to spatialization in narrative studies, A. De Fina (Georgetown University, USA); Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780826497987
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780826497987
  • weight: 592
  • ISBN10: 0826497985

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