LINGUIST List 24.573

Thu Jan 31 2013

Books: Multilingualism and the Periphery: Pietikainen, Kelly-Holmes (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <>

Date: 23-Jan-2013
From: Zach Borenstein <>
Subject: Multilingualism and the Periphery: Pietikainen, Kelly-Holmes (Eds)
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Title: Multilingualism and the Periphery Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Published: 2013 Publisher: Oxford University Press

Editor: Sari Pietikainen Editor: Helen Kelly-Holmes Hardback: ISBN: 9780199945177 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199945191 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 39.95

Multilingualism and the Periphery is an edited volume that explores the ways in which core-periphery dynamics shape multilingualism. The research focuses on peripheral sites, which are defined by a relationship-be it geographic, political, economic etc.-to some perceived centre. Viewing multilingualism through the lens of core-periphery dynamics allows the contributors to highlight language ideological tensions with regard to language boundary-making, language ownership, commodification and authenticity, as well as the ways in which speakers seek novel solutions in adapting their linguistic resources to new situations and thereby develop innovative language practices. Since the core-periphery relationship is never fixed, but instead constantly renegotiated and mutually constitutive, the essays in the volume are particularly concerned with processes of peripheralization and of centralization. The volume includes ten essays by leading scholars in the field, and introductory and concluding remarks by the volume editors.

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

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