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LINGUIST List 21.1870

Sun Apr 18 2010

Books: Sociolinguistics: Blommaert

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        1.    Daniel Davies, The Sociolinguistics of Globalization: Blommaert

Message 1: The Sociolinguistics of Globalization: Blommaert
Date: 17-Apr-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: The Sociolinguistics of Globalization: Blommaert
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Title: The Sociolinguistics of Globalization
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Jan Blommaert
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521884068 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521884068 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521710237 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521710237 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Abstract:

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.

1. A critical sociolinguistics of globalization;
2. A messy new marketplace;
3. Locality, the periphery and images of the world;
4. Repertoires and competence;
5. Language, globalization, and history;
6. Old and new inequalities;
7. Reflections.


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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