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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: The Sociolinguistics of Globalization
Written By: Jan Blommaert
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0521884063
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