Language, Identity and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities

Language, Identity and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities


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Language, Identity and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities by Vera Regan

This volume presents a collection of the latest scholarly research on language, migration and identity. In a globalised world where migratory patterns are in constant flux, the traditional notion of the ‘immigrant’ has shifted to include more fluid perspectives of the migrant as a transnational and the language learner as a complex individual possessing a range of dynamic social and contextual identities. This book presents a variety of studies of transnational speakers and communities. It includes research conducted within both established and emerging methodological traditions and frameworks and explores a wide range of contexts and geographical locations, from the multilingual language classroom to the migrant experience, and from Ireland to Eritrea.

This book was published with the generous support of the National University of Ireland Publications Scheme.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034319072
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/18/2015
Series: Language, Migration and Identity Series , #1
Pages: 409
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Vera Regan is a specialist in sociolinguistics and second language acquisition, with a particular interest in the acquisition of sociolinguistic competence, multilingualism and issues of language, migration and integration. She has been awarded the honour of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques and the Prix du Québec and has held several IRCHSS Research Fellowships and two Fulbright Research Awards. She has also been President of the European Association for Second Language Research, President of the Association of French Language Studies, Director of the Ireland Canada University Foundation and a member of the Committee of Heads and Professors of French.
Chloé Diskin earned her PhD in sociolinguistics and second language acquisition at University College Dublin in 2015. Her research looks at identity and language learning from a variationist perspective. She is particularly interested in discourse-pragmatic variation and change and the relationship between language ideologies and second language acquisition in the context of migration.
Jennifer Martyn is an Irish Research Council postgraduate scholar in sociolinguistics and second language acquisition at University College Dublin. Her research focuses on the role of gender in language education in Ireland from sociolinguistic and ethnographic perspectives. She is particularly interested in the role of learner identity and language ideologies in the language learning process.

Table of Contents

Contents: Sarah Smyth: Multivoiced Identities – Barbara Bidzińska: Debunking the Myth of Poland’s Monoculturality – Agni Skrzypek/David Singleton: Age and Identity – Jennifer Martyn: Foreign Language Learning in the Secondary School: Identities and Ideologies – Rachel Hoare: Giving Voice to the Experiences of Children of Immigrants in Ireland: An Exploratory Study of Language, Identity and Emotional Well-Being – Milène Pagès: Attitudes and Identity in the French Multicultural Foreign Language Classroom in Ireland: Case Studies – Ewa Kobiałka: Language, Identity and Social Class Among Polish Migrants in Ireland – Ruth Kircher: Montreal’s Multilingual Migrants: Social Identities and Language Attitudes After the Proposition of the Quebec Charter of Values – Alex Ho-Cheong Leung/Patrick Chi-Wai Lee: Chinese But Not Chinese? A Case Study of Identity in Post-Colonial Hong Kong – Chloé Diskin: Standard Language Ideologies in Multicultural Ireland: A Case Study of Polish and Chinese Migrants in Dublin – Clarissa de Sousa Oliveira: Intergenerational Language Transmission and Brazilian Language Diversity: A Study of the Polish Community in Mallet-Parana, Brazil – Regina Uí Chollatáin: ‘Thall is Abhus’ 1860–1930: The Revival Process and the Journalistic Web between Ireland and North America – Chefena Hailemariam/Sarah Ogbay/Goodith White: Mediating between Traffickers and their Victims: The Effects of Mobility and Mobile Technology on Language Use and Identity.

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