The Sociolinguistics of GlobalizationThe Sociolinguistics of Globalization

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.

Author: Jan Blommaert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139487429



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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.

Critical Inquiries in the Sociolinguistics of GlobalizationCritical Inquiries in the Sociolinguistics of Globalization

This book seeks to examine the notions of 'linguistic diversity' and 'hybridity' using new critical theoretical frameworks embedded within the broader discussion of the sociolinguistics of globalization.

Author: Tyler Andrew Barrett

Publisher: Encounters

ISBN: 1788922832


Page: 200

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This book seeks to examine the notions of 'linguistic diversity' and 'hybridity' using new critical theoretical frameworks embedded within the broader discussion of the sociolinguistics of globalization. The research took place in contexts that include linguistic landscapes, schools, classrooms, neighborhoods and virtual spaces around the world.

The Sociolinguistics of GlobalizationThe Sociolinguistics of Globalization

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.

Author: Jan Blommaert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521710235


Page: 230

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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.

English in Business and CommerceEnglish in Business and Commerce

Commentary: A sociolinguistics of globalization. Journal of Sociolinguistics 7(4).
607–23. Blommaert, Jan. 2010. The sociolinguistics of globalization. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. Coleman, Jim. 2006. English-medium teaching in ...

Author: Tamah Sherman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501506833


Page: 380

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This volume fills an important gap in exploring English in the domains of business and commerce through the prism of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language, as opposed to analyzing business genres or taking a linguodidactic approach. It expands the regional coverage of English in Europe, with several studies based in Central Europe, and also considers contexts which interact with Europe even though they are physically outside of it (Asia, Africa). It addresses English as just one of several languages at play in the ecology of the countries. It focuses not only on the position of languages as declared in documents of various organizations, that is, language policy, but also everyday linguistic practices as observed in business contexts, that is, interactions. The studies are divided into three thematic areas: ideologies and discourses on English in the business sphere, the management of English in business and organizational contexts, and English and other languages on local and international labor markets. It will be of interest to readers concerned with multilingualism in the economic sphere and the workplace and the interplay between macro and micro levels during the management of communication in organizations.

Linguistic Superdiversity in Urban AreasLinguistic Superdiversity in Urban Areas

Chinese and globalization Sjaak Kroon1, Jan Blommaert1 and Dong Jie2
1Tilburg University and 2Tsingtva University Globalization poses challenges to
sociolinguistics. The main challenge is to come to terms with the phenomenology
of ...

Author: Joana Duarte

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027271334


Page: 304

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Rapidly increasing migration flows contribute to the development of multiple forms of social and cultural differentiation in urban areas – or to ‘super-diversity’. Language diversity is an important part of the resulting new social and cultural constellations. Although linguistic diversity is not a new phenomenon per se, the response of individuals or education systems to it is still largely based on a monolingual habitus, associating one nation (or a region within a nation) to one language. Building on the top-quality expertise of researchers from different academic fields, the volume offers insights into the study of linguistic diversity from linguistic and education science perspectives. The studies derive from different countries, different disciplines, different research traditions and methodological approaches, all aiming towards a better understanding of actual linguistic reality and its consequences for individual language development and for education.The book addresses an academic readership and experts who are interested in learning more about linguistic diversity as an inevitable effect of globalisation, and on ways to deal with this reality in research as well as practise in urban areas.

The Guidebook to SociolinguisticsThe Guidebook to Sociolinguistics

Exercise 9.4 Language and globalization Look at Coupland (2010) for a wide
range of studies and views on language and ... The sociolinguistics of
globalization has become a major and diverse area of sociolinguistic research
which is ...

Author: Allan Bell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118593974


Page: 392

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The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics presents a comprehensive introduction to the main concepts and terms of sociolinguistics, and of the goals, methods, and findings of sociolinguistic research. Introduces readers to the methodology and skills of doing hands-on research in this field Features chapter-by-chapter classic and contemporary case studies, exercises, and examples to enhance comprehension Offers wide-ranging coverage of topics across sociolinguistics. It begins with multilingualism, and moves on through language choice and variation to style and identity Takes students through the challenges involved in conducting their own research project Written by one of the leading figures in sociolinguistics

Contending with Globalization in World EnglishesContending with Globalization in World Englishes

focus is on what we think are the salient features of their interaction with each
other in response to globalization. We relate these features to the ... Blommaert, J
. (2003) Commentary: A sociolinguistics of globalization. Journal of
Sociolinguistics ...

Author: Mukul Saxena

Publisher: Multilingual Matters



Page: 233

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This book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use. The chapters contained in this book weave together four inter-related themes that define the role of English in the global context: the `centrality of structure', `relationships of interdependence', `social constructions of difference' and `reproduction of inequality'. These themes enable the authors to draw attention to the dynamics of the contemporary realities of the `English-speaking' and `English-using' nations, especially as they compete for cultural, social, economic and symbolic capital in global networks. In engaging World Englishes with the sociolinguistics of globalization, the authors raise some fundamental questions about the status, structure, and functions of World Englishes. "What roles are English and World Englishes playing in globalization? What effect is globalization having on English and World Englishes? What effect is globalization having on other languages? Anyone interested in exploring these crucial questions will find this book a most helpful and stimulating companion. The editors have assembled an appropriately diverse all-star cast of contributors, each of whom approaches the topic from a refreshingly innovative standpoint To paraphrase OmoniyVspoem which opens the book, readers will learn to `waltz, salsa and lion-dance' (and hip-hop) their way through the complex cultural and linguistic steps of globalization."Andy Kirkpatrick, Hong Kong Institute of Education

The Oxford Handbook of the History of EnglishThe Oxford Handbook of the History of English

Globalization and Language Teaching. London: Routledge. Blommaert, Jan.
2010. The Sociolinguistics of Globalization. ... 2 For a comprehensive
sociolinguistic analysis of the corporation's marketing strategy, see Kelly-Holmes
(2010: ...

Author: Terttu Nevalainen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199996384


Page: 984

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The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages. This has historical linguists to rethink many standard assumptions about language history, and methods and approaches that are relevant to the study of it. The field is now interested in, and attracts, specialists whose fields range from statistical modeling to acoustic phonetics. These changes have even transformed linguists' perceptions of the very processes of language change, particularly in English, the most studied language in historical linguistics due to the size of available data and its status as a global language. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English takes stock of recent advances in the study of the history of English, broadening and deepening the understanding of the field. It seeks to suggest ways to rethink the relationship of English's past with its present, and make transparent the variety of conditions and processes that have been instrumental in shaping that history. Setting a new standard of cross-theoretical collaboration, it covers the field in an innovative way, providing diachronic accounts of major influences such as language contact, and typological processes that have shaped English and its varieties, as well as highlighting recent and ongoing developments of Englishes--celebrating the vitality of language change over the centuries and the many contexts and processes through which language change occurs.

State Ideology and Language in TanzaniaState Ideology and Language in Tanzania

I will document and discuss some of the sociolinguistic changes accompanying
the transformation of the country. ... I also recapitulate the central claim made in
The Sociolinguistics of Globalization: that attention to sociolinguistic detail offers

Author: Jan Blommaert

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748675838


Page: 184

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This book is a thoroughly revised version of the 1999 edition, which was welcomed at the time as a classic. It now extends the period of coverage to 2012 and includes an entirely new chapter on current developments, making this updated edition an essentia

Language Literacy and DiversityLanguage Literacy and Diversity

THE PROBLEM This chapter explores central questions in what is now called the
sociolinguistics of globalization. At the core of this approach, there is an
awareness that the features of globalization—the heightened intensity of flows of
people ...

Author: Christopher Stroud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136687167


Page: 224

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Language, Literacy and Diversity brings together researchers who are leading the innovative and important re-theorization of language and literacy in relation to social mobility, multilingualism and globalization. The volume examines local and global flows of people, language and literacy in relation to social practice; the role (and nature) of boundary maintenance or disruption in global, transnational and translocal contexts; and the lived experiences of individuals on the front lines of global, transnational and translocal processes. The contributors pay attention to the dynamics of multilingualism in located settings and the social and personal management of multilingualism in socially stratified and ethnically plural social settings. Together, they offer ground-breaking research on language practices and documentary practices as regards to access, selection, social mobility and gate-keeping processes in a range of settings across several continents: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Intercultural Contact Language Learning and MigrationIntercultural Contact Language Learning and Migration

Jan Blommaert is professor of language, culture and globalization and director of
the Babylon Center at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and professor of
African linguistics and sociolinguistics at Ghent University, Belgium. He holds ...

Author: Barbara Geraghty

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472585134


Page: 224

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At the heart of this volume lies an exploration of what actually happens to languages and their users when cultures come into contact. What actions do supra-national institutions, nation states, communities and individuals take in response to questions raised by the increasingly diverse forms of migration experienced in a globalized world? The volume reveals the profound impact that decisions made at national and international level can have on the lives of the individual migrant, language student, or speech community. Equally, it evaluates the broader ramifications of actions taken by migrant communities and individual language learners around issues of language learning, language maintenance and intercultural contact. Reflecting Jan Blommaert's assertion that in a world shaped by globalization, what is needed is 'a theory of language in society... of changing language in a changing society', this volume argues that researchers must increasingly seek diverse methodological approaches if they are to do justice to the diversity of experience and response they encounter.

Chronotopic Identity WorkChronotopic Identity Work

Sociolinguistic Analyses of Cultural and Linguistic Phenomena in Time and
Space Dr. Sjaak Kroon, Jos Swanenberg ... oriented chapter in which he asks the
question what chronotopicity as a concept in the sociolinguistics of globalization
is ...

Author: Dr. Sjaak Kroon

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788926638



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The concept of chronotopicity is increasingly used in sociolinguistic theorizing as a new way of looking at context and scale in studies of language, culture and identity. This volume brings together empirical work that puts flesh on the bones of this rather abstract chronotopical theorizing, especially focusing on the discursive construction of chronotopic identities. The case studies in this volume address chronotopic identity work in several sites (in Denmark, Indonesia, Mongolia, China, Belgium and The Netherlands). The book will be of interest to students and researchers in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, as well as related fields such as anthropology, sociology and cultural studies.

Language Policies in Finland and SwedenLanguage Policies in Finland and Sweden

Blommaert, J. (2007) Sociolinguistic scales. Intercultural Pragmatics 4 (1), 1–19.
Blommaert, J. (2010) The Sociolinguistics of Globalization. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. Blommaert, J. and Rampton, B. (2011) Language
and ...

Author: Mia Halonen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783092727


Page: 272

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In this volume, authors from four disciplines join forces to develop an analysis of political discourse on a comparative and multidisciplinary basis. Language policy is often based on the political use of history, where the remembrance of past experiences by communities, individuals and historical bodies play a fundamental role. These authors see politics and policies as multi-sited by nature, taking place, being constructed, contested and reproduced simultaneously and in different times and places. Theoretically the book draws on the concept of language policy, operationalising it through the rhizomatic nature of politics and policies. Although confined empirically to considerations of situations in Finland and Sweden, the volume extends far beyond these locations in its theoretical contributions. The polities of Finland and Sweden are the lens through which a new and much needed understanding of language policy research, and policy research in general, is posited.

World Englishes A Critical AnalysisWorld Englishes A Critical Analysis

As regards the sociolinguistics of globalization, the position of World Englishes is
slightly more complicated. It is in this area that the framework is beginning to
show its 'age', so to speak. It's no longer simply a matter of investigating English
in ...

Author: Mario Saraceni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781623564520


Page: 240

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Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 2016 The field of "World Englishes" takes on ever more importance in the modern era. Mario Saraceni's World Englishes: A Critical Analysis looks at the developments in the field from a critical perspective. It examines the historical, linguistic, ideological and pedagogical aspects in the study of the ever-evolving forms, roles and statuses of English around the world. The principal aim is to offer a critical overview of the field in order both to inform readers about the main issues at stake and to challenge established positions and descriptive/analytical paradigms. The book has four sections, each of which reviews established accounts and offers alternative perspectives on those. "History†? considers representations of the evolution of 'old English' and 'new Englishes' and begins to unveil the strong link between conventional accounts and ideological motivations. "Language†? critically examines the traditional notion of 'difference' in the description of varieties of English, and discusses more recent orientations which aim to describe English as a lingua franca and the phenomenon of language hybridity. "Ideology†? examines ideological debates around the presence and status of English in the world, such as linguistic imperialism, language ownership and language ecology. The final section, "Pedagogy†? discusses pedagogical implications, such as the choice of appropriate 'models' of English and considers the possibility of teaching English as a fully de-anglicised language.

Dangerous MultilingualismDangerous Multilingualism

Hismain publications include LanguageIdeologicalDebates (editor, 1999),
Discourse: a Critical Introduction (2005), 'Grassroots Literacy (2008) and The
Sociolinguistics of Globalization (2010). Marja Hujostudied at the University of
Jyväskylä ...

Author: J. Blommaert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283566


Page: 328

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Focuses on the endangering effects of language-ideological processes. This book looks at the challenges imposed by globalization and super-diversity on the nation state and its language situations and ideologies, and demonstrates how many of its problems rise from the tension between late-modern diversity and the (pre-)modernist responses to it.

Language Policy in Higher EducationLanguage Policy in Higher Education

He was the first director of the CRUSCAT Research Network on sociolinguistics
of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, the ... Hartmut Haberland is professor of German
language and the sociolinguistics of globalization at Roskilde University, ...

Author: F. Xavier Vila Moreno

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783092772


Page: 240

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In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge is double faceted: how can universities retain their crucial role of creating the intellectual elites who are indispensable for the running of national affairs and, at the same time, prepare their best-educated citizens for competition in a global market? To what extent is English really pushing other languages out of the academic environment? Drawing on the experience of several medium-sized language communities, this volume provides the reader with some important insights into how language policies can be successfully implemented. The different sociolinguistic contexts under scrutiny offer an invaluable comparative standpoint to understand what position can – or could – be occupied by each language at the level of higher education.

Managing Diversity in EducationManaging Diversity in Education

... The Sociolinguistics of Globalization (Cambridge University Press 2010),
andEthnography, Superdiversity and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of
Complexity (Multilingual Matters, 2013). Bronagh Ćatibušić was awarded a PhD
in Applied ...

Author: David Little

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783090808


Page: 300

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Diversity - social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic - poses a challenge to all educational systems. This book aims to address these issues by examining current policy and its implications, pedagogical practice and responses to the challenge of diversity that go beyond the language of schooling. This volume will appeal to anyone involved in the educational integration of immigrant children and adolescents.

Language Power and HierarchyLanguage Power and Hierarchy

Blommaert, J. (2010), The Sociolinguistics of Globalization. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. Blondeau, A. ... Bloomfield, L. (1967), Language.
London: Allen & Unwin. Bolton, K. (2003), Chinese Englishes: A Sociolinguistic

Author: Linda Tsung

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441155740


Page: 256

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Shunning polemicism and fashioning a new agenda for a critically informed yet practically orientated approach, this book explores aspects of multilingual education in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Amongst other issues, it also looks at the challenges associated with bilingual and trilingual education in Xinjiang and Tibet as well as the mediation between religion and culture in multi-ethnic schools, covering these issues from a range of perspectives - Korean, Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian and Yi. The PRC promotes itself as a harmonious, stable multicultural mosaic, with over 50 distinct ethnic groups striving for common prosperity. Beneath this rhetoric, there is also inter-ethnic discord, with scenes of ethnic violence in Lhasa and Urumqi over the last few years. China has a complex system of multilingual education - with dual-pathway curricula, bilingual and trilingual instruction, specialised ethnic schools. This education system is a lynchpin in the Communist party state's efforts to keep a lid on simmering tensions and transform a rhetoric of harmony into a critical pluralistic harmonious multiculturalism. This book examines this supposed lynchpin.

The Power of Identity and Ideology in Language LearningThe Power of Identity and Ideology in Language Learning

Blommaert, J. (2003). Commentary: A sociolinguistics of globalization. Journal of
Sociolinguistics, 7(4), 607–623. Bourdieu, P. (1984). Distinction: A social critique
of the judgment of taste. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Bourdieu, P.

Author: Peter I. De Costa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319302119


Page: 173

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This critical ethnographic school-based case study offers insights on the interaction between ideology and the identity development of individual English language learners in Singapore. Illustrated by case studies of the language learning experiences of five Asian immigrant students in an English-medium school in Singapore, the author examines how the immigrant students negotiated a standard English ideology and their discursive positioning over the course of the school year. Specifically, the study traces how the prevailing standard English ideology interacted in highly complex ways with their being positioned as high academic achievers to ultimately influence their learning of English. This potent combination of language ideologies and circulating ideologies created a designer student immigration complex. By framing this situation as a complex, the study problematizes the power of ideologies in shaping the trajectories and identities of language learners.

English and DevelopmentEnglish and Development

Blommaert, J. (2010) The Sociolinguistics of Globalization. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. Brock-Utne, B. (2005) Language-in-education
policies and practices with a special focus on Tanzania and South Africa –
Insights from ...

Author: Elizabeth J. Erling

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847699480


Page: 296

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This book investigates the relationship between English and personal and national development, as this is both discursively promoted (particularly through language policy) and practically realized in developing societies. It addresses the effects that the increased use of English and the promotion of English-language education are having in developmental contexts, and their impact on broader educational issues, on local language ecologies and on questions of cultural identity. It investigates these issues by drawing together a series of original examinations and case studies by a range of leading scholars working in this burgeoning field. The chapters focus on a variety of contexts from around the world, and the volume as a whole surveys and critiques the positioning and influence of English as a catalyst for development in the 21st century.