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The Sociolinguistics of Globalization (Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact)

 
 
 
 
The Sociolinguistics of Globalization (Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact)
Author: Professor Dr Jan Blommaert
ISBN 13: 9780521710237
ISBN 10: 521710235
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2010-05-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 229
List Price: $44.99
 
 

Human language has changed in the age of globalization: no longer tied to stable and resident communities, it moves across the globe, and it 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.