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Journal Title: Applied Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   34/5
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Articles

‘Transnational Identities’
Anna De Fina and Sabina Perrino
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/5439/20

Translanguaging Identities and Ideologies: Creating Transnational Space Through Flexible Multilingual Practices Amongst Chinese University Students in the UK
Li Wei and Zhu Hua
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/5439/21

Life as a Chord: Heterogeneous Resources in the Social Identification of One Migrant Girl
Stanton Wortham and Catherine Rhodes
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/5439/22

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Strategies of Identity Construction in Ethnic Media
Anna De Fina
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/5439/23

‘Veneto out of Italy? Dialect, Migration, and Transnational Identity’
Sabina Perrino
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/5439/24

Ironic Blackness as Masculine Cool: Asian American Language and Authenticity on YouTube
Elaine W. Chun
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/5439/25

Complexity, Accent, and Conviviality: Concluding Comments
Jan Blommaert
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/5439/26

Notes on Contributors
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/5439/27
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Min Nan
Chinese, Mandarin
English
Italian
Spanish
Venetian
Chinese, Yue
 
LL Issue: 24.4813