Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact: The Sociolinguistics of Globalization

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Jan Blommaert
Format
Paperback | 229 pages
Dimensions
152 x 227 x 11mm | 380g
Publication date
18 May 2010
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
1 Tables, unspecified; 24 Halftones, unspecified; 2 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
0521710235
ISBN13
9780521710237
Bestsellers rank
242,835