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LINGUIST List 21.932

Wed Feb 24 2010

Books: Anthropological Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Clark (Ed)

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        1.    Jennifer Tighe, Multilingualism, Citizenship, and Identity: Clark (Ed)

Message 1: Multilingualism, Citizenship, and Identity: Clark (Ed)
Date: 11-Dec-2009
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Multilingualism, Citizenship, and Identity: Clark (Ed)
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Title: Multilingualism, Citizenship, and Identity
Subtitle: Voices of Youth and Symbolic Investments in an Urban, Globalized World
Published: 2009
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=134218&SearchType=Basic

Editor: Julie Byrd Clark
Hardback: ISBN: 9781441168245 Pages: 274 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781441168245 Pages: 274 Price: U.S. $ 140.00
Abstract:

Through an innovative and interdisciplinary approach that combines critical
sociolinguistic ethnography, multi-modality, reflexivity, and discourse
analysis, this groundbreaking book reveals the multiple (and sometimes
simultaneous) ways in which individuals engage and invest in
representations of languages and identities.This timely work is the first
to consider the significance of multilingualism and its relationship to
citizenship as well as the development of linguistic repertoires as an
essential component of language education in a globalized world.

While examining the discourses and interconnections between
multilingualism, globalization, and identity, the author draws upon a
unique case study of the experiences, voices, trajectories, and journeys of
Canadian youth of Italian origin from diverse social, geographical, and
linguistic backgrounds, participating in university French language courses
as well as training to become teachers of French in the urban,
multicultural and global landscape of Toronto, Canada. In doing so, Byrd
Clark skilfully illustrates the multidimensional ways that youth invest in
language learning and socially construe their multiple identities within
diverse contexts while weaving in and out of particularistic and
universalistic identifications.

This invaluable resource will not only shed light on how and why people
engage in learning languages and for which languages they choose to invest,
but will offer readers a deeper understanding of the complex
interrelationships between multilingualism, identity, and citizenship. It
will appeal to researchers in a variety of fields, including applied
linguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition and linguistic
anthropology.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=45015


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