LINGUIST List 24.5098

Thu Dec 12 2013

Books: Multilingual Identities: New Global Perspectives: Du Bois, Baumgarten (Eds)

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Date: 12-Dec-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Multilingual Identities: New Global Perspectives: Du Bois, Baumgarten (Eds)
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Title: Multilingual Identities: New Global Perspectives Published: 2013 Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262935

Editor: Inke Du Bois Editor: Nicole Baumgarten Hardback: ISBN: 9783631629352 Pages: 179 Price: U.S. $ 48.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631629352 Pages: 179 Price: U.K. £ 29.80
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631629352 Pages: 179 Price: Europe EURO 37.30
Abstract:

The contributions in this volume shed light on lived multilingualism around the globe. A small, but still representative selection of the multitude of migrant experiences, all studies share the intertwining of geographical mobility and non-mainstream linguistic practices which serves as a resource of agency and promotes alternative multiple identities of the immigrant speakers. This volume is based on the two core tenets of sociolinguistic identity research. First, it accepts the idea that identities or sub-identities are in a sense pre-given and can be formulated through membership categories. Second, identities are viewed as being enacted and performed, thus constituting social realities. In the social construction of identity, national and linguistic boundaries dissolve. The originating countries of the participants (and/or their ancestors) in the studies of this volume include Argentina, Ethiopia, Yugoslavia, Russia, Morocco, the Phillipines, Korea, Kazakhstan, Suriname and India. The countries of immigration include Germany, the USA, Israel, France and the Netherlands.



Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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