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Title: The Sociolinguistics of Globalization
Written By: Jan Blommaert

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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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521884063
ISBN-13: 9780521884068
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521710235
ISBN-13: 9780521710237
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
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