Multilingualism and the Periphery (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)

Multilingualism and the Periphery (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)

By: Sari Pietikainen (editor), Helen Kelly-Holmes (editor)Paperback

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Multilingualism and the Periphery is an edited volume that explores the ways in which core-periphery dynamics shape multilingualism. The research focuses on peripheral sites, which are defined by a relationship-be it geographic, political, economic etc.-to some perceived centre. Viewing multilingualism through the lens of core-periphery dynamics allows the contributors to highlight language ideological tensions with regard to language boundary-making, language ownership, commodification and authenticity, as well as the ways in which speakers seek novel solutions in adapting their linguistic resources to new situations and thereby develop innovative language practices. Since the core-periphery relationship is never fixed, but instead constantly renegotiated and mutually constitutive, the essays in the volume are particularly concerned with processes of peripheralization and of centralization. The volume includes ten essays by leading scholars in the field, and introductory and concluding remarks by the volume editors.

About Author

Sari Pietikainen is Professor of Languages at the University of Jyvaskyla. Helen Kelly-Holmes is Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at the University of Limerick.


Contents ; Contributors ; 1. Multilingualism and the Periphery ; Sari Pietikainen and Helen Kelly-Holmes ; 2. Repositioning the Multilingual Periphery: Class, Language and Transnational Markets in Francophone Canada ; Monica Heller ; 3. What Makes Art Acadian? ; Mireille McLaughlin ; 4. Tourism and Gender in Linguistic Minority Communities ; Joan Pujolar ; 5. Heteroglossic Authenticity in Sami Heritage Tourism ; Sari Pietikainen ; 6. Linguistic Creativity in Corsican Tourist Context ; Alexandra Jaffe and Cedric Oliva ; 7. 'Translation in progress': Centralizing and Peripheralizing Tensions in the Practices of Commercial Actors in Minority Language Tourist Sites ; Helen Kelly-Holmes ; 8. Welsh Tea: The Centring and Decentring of Wales and the Welsh Language ; Nikolas Coupland ; 9. The (De-)Centring Spaces of Airports: Framing Mobility and Multilingualism ; Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow ; 10. The Career of a Diacritical Sign: Language in Spatial Representations and Representational Spaces ; Brigitta Busch ; 11. Multilingualism and the Periphery: Opportunities and Challenges ; Helen Kelly-Holmes and Sari Pietikainen

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780199945191
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780199945191
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0199945195

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