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English and Ethnicity

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English and Ethnicity offers a scholarly but accessible exploration of the complex interaction between the English language and the (de) construction of ethnicity. Centered in applied (socio) linguistics, the volume's diverse essays demonstrate that the constructs of both English and ethnicity are contested sites of identity formation in the English- speaking world. They illustrate that while for some English use indexes ethnicity, for others its usage involves equally significant processes of de-ethnicization. ...

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Overview

English and Ethnicity offers a scholarly but accessible exploration of the complex interaction between the English language and the (de) construction of ethnicity. Centered in applied (socio) linguistics, the volume's diverse essays demonstrate that the constructs of both English and ethnicity are contested sites of identity formation in the English- speaking world. They illustrate that while for some English use indexes ethnicity, for others its usage involves equally significant processes of de-ethnicization. English and Ethnicity enriches our understanding of the contemporary dialogue on heritage languages, language policy, and language maintenance.

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"An important contribution to our understanding of language and ethnicity, this collection problematizes traditional social categories of class, race, gender and ethnicity. It reminds us that 'the circumstances of language maintenance are just as politicized as those of language spread, and just as likely to serve nefarious political and economic interests-and it is just as incumbent on linguists to study and call attention to them.' Most importantly, this volume underscores the value of approaches to the study of language and ethnicity that fall outside the traditional sociolinguistic focus on language variation."—Guadalupe Valdés, Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312296001
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/12/2006
  • Series: Signs of Race Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Janina Brutt-Griffler is Associate Professor of Foreign and Second Language Acquisition and Director of Polish Studies at The State University of New York, Buffalo. Prior to taking up her current position, she taught on the graduate faculty at the University of York, England. At the time of the symposium from which the current volume is drawn, she was Associate Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Alabama. She is the author of World English: A Study of Its Development, winner of the Modern Language Association's 2004 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize. Her other publications include Bilingualism and Language Pedagogy.

Catherine Evans Davies is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at the University of Alabama. At the time of the symposium from which the current volume is drawn, she was director of the graduate programs in applied linguistics. Her work on cross-cultural interaction has appeared in World Englishes, English for Specific Purposes, Text, Multilingua, the Jourbanal of Pragmatics, and elsewhere.She served as president of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics in 2003-2004. Co-organizer of the NSF-funded decennial symposium on "Language Variety in the South" in 2004, she is currently co-editing the resulting volume under an NEH grant.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Frameworks
• The Discursive Framing of Phonological Acts of Identity: Welshness through English—Nikolas Coupland
• A Sociolinguistics of 'Double-Consciousness': English and Ethnicity in the Black Experience—Alamin A. Mazrui
• Basic English, Chinglish, and Translocal Dialect—Yunte Huang * Part II: Representations
• Representing Jewish Identity through English—Cynthia Goldin Bernstein * Linguistic Displays of Identity among Dominicans in National and Diasporic Settings—A. Jacqueline Toribio
Part III: Contexts
• Speaking for Ourselves: Indigenous Cultural Integrity and Continuance—Simon J. Ortiz
• English and the Construction of Aboriginal Identities in the Eastern Canadian Arctic—Donna Patrick
• Constructing a Diaspora Identity in English: The Case of Sri Lankan Tamils—A. Suresh Canagarajah
Part IV: Connections
• Teaching English among Linguistically Diverse Students—John Bough
• Playing with Race in Transnational Space: Rethinking Mestizaje—Marcia Farr *African American Vernacular English: Roots and Branches—John Rickford * Race and Ethnicity in the English-speaking World—Janina Brutt-Griffler

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