The sociolinguistics of globalization / Jan Blommaert
- Blommaert, Jan
- Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Cambridge approaches to language contact
- 1. A critical sociolinguistics of globalization -- 2. A messy new marketplace -- 3. Locality, the periphery and images of the world -- 4. Repertoires and competence -- 5. Language, globalization and history -- 6. Old and new inequalities -- 7. Reflections.
- "Human language has changed in the age of globalization: no longer tied to stable and resident communities, it moves across the globe, and its 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."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780521884068 (hardback), 0521884063 (hardback), 9780521710237 (pbk.), and 0521710235 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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