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Globalization And Language In Contact
     

Globalization And Language In Contact

by James Collins
 

This book examines the impact of globalization on languages in contact, including the study of linkages between the global and local, and transnational and situated communication. It engages with social theory and social processes while grappling with questions of language analysis raised by globalized language contact.
Drawing on case studies from

Overview

This book examines the impact of globalization on languages in contact, including the study of linkages between the global and local, and transnational and situated communication. It engages with social theory and social processes while grappling with questions of language analysis raised by globalized language contact.
Drawing on case studies from North America, Europe and Africa, the volume makes three important contributions to contemporary sociolinguistics by:
• arguing that concepts of scale and space are essential for understanding contemporary sociolinguistic phenomena
• showing that the transnational flows and movements of peoples highlight the problem and work of identity in relation to both place and time* addressing methodological challenges raised by different approaches to the study of globalization and language contact.

This cutting-edge monograph featuring research by renowned international contributors will be of interest to academics researching sociolinguistics, and language and globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826497987
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Series:
Advances in Sociolinguistics Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

James Collins is Professor of Anthropology at SUNY, Albany, USA

Mike Baynham is Professor TESOL in the School of Education, University of Leeds, UK

Stef Slembrouck is Professor of English Linguistics and Discourse Analysis in the Department of English, Ghent University, Belgium

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