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ISBN-13: 9781138844582
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/21/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Karel Arnaut is Associate Professor, Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (IMMRC) | Faculty of Social Sciences, K.U.Leuven (Belgium).

Jan Blommaert is Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization and Director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). He coordinates the INCOLAS consortium and is one of the group leaders of the Max Planck Sociolinguistic Diversity Working Group.

Ben Rampton is Professor of Applied and Sociolinguistics at King’s College, London (UK). He is the Founding Convenor of the UK Linguistic Ethnography Forum, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and an Honorary Doctor at Copenhagen University.

Massimiliano Spotti is Assistant Professor in Sociolinguistics and Deputy Director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg University (The Netherlands).

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

1. Introduction

Karel Arnaut , Jan Blommaert, Ben Rampton, and Massimiliano Spotti

Part 1: Sketching the paradigm

2. Language and superdiversity

Jan Blommaert and Ben Rampton

3. Super-diversity: Elements of an emerging perspective

Karel Arnaut

4. From multilingual classification to translingual ontology: A turning point

David Parkin

Part II: Sociolinguistic complexity

5. Drilling down to the grain in superdiversity
Ben Rampton

6. Buffalaxing the other: Superdiversity in action on YouTube

Sirpa Leppänen and Ari Häkkinen

7. Polylanguaging in super-diversity

Jens Normann Jørgensen, Martha Sif Karrebæk, Lian Malai Madsen, and Janus Spindler Møller

8. ‘A typical gentleman’: Metapragmatic stereotypes as systems of distinction

Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese

9. Mobility, voice, and symbolic restratification: An ethnography of ‘elite migrants’ in urban China

Jie Dong

Part III: Policing complexity

10. Ethnographic linguistic landscape analysis and social change: A case study

Jan Blommaert and Ico Maly

11. Superdiversity on the Internet: A case from China

Piia Varis and Xuan Wang

12. Translating global experience into institutional models of competency: Linguistic inequalities in the job interview

Celia Roberts

13. Sociolinguistic shibboleths at the institutional gate: Language, origin and the construction of asylum seekers’ identities

Massimiliano Spotti

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