LINGUIST List 33.181

Thu Jan 20 2022

Books: Exploring (Im)mobilities: De Fina, Mazzaferro (eds.)

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Date: 06-Dec-2021
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Subject: Exploring (Im)mobilities: De Fina, Mazzaferro (eds.)
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Title: Exploring (Im)mobilities
Subtitle: Language Practices, Discourses and Imaginaries
Series Title: Encounters
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Editor: Anna De Fina
Editor: Gerardo Mazzaferro
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788925297 Pages: 296 Price: U.S. $ 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788925297 Pages: 296 Price: U.K. £ 109.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788925280 Pages: 296 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788925280 Pages: 296 Price: U.K. £ 34.95

The impact of mobility and superdiversity in recent sociolinguistic research is well-established, yet very few studies deal with issues related to immobility. The chapters in this book focus on the sociolinguistic investigation of the dynamics between mobility and immobility as experienced by migrants, asylum seekers and members of minority or exploited groups. Central to the book is an exploration of how mobilities are affected by and in turn affect power relations and of the kinds of resources used by people to deal with (im)mobility processes. The book brings to light a new critical sociolinguistic imagination that is responsive to 21st century processes of (im)mobilities as socially, discursively and emotionally constructed and negotiated.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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