Sociolinguistics of Globalization

ISBN-10: 0521710235
ISBN-13: 9780521710237
Edition: 2010
Authors: Jan Blommaert
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 229
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Jan Blommaert is Professor of African Linguistics and Sociolinguistics and head of the Department of African Languages and Cultures at Ghent University.

List of illustrations
Series editor's foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
A critical sociolinguistics of globalization
The challenge
Two paradigms
Globalization, super-diversity and multilingualism
The start of a tradition
The challenge again
A messy new marketplace
Nina's derri�re
Sociolinguistic scales
Orders of indexicality
Polycentricity
A sociolinguistics of mobile resources
Selling accent
Conclusion
Locality, the periphery and images of the world
Writing locality: a globalized Tanzanian novel
Locality and the periphery
The norms of the periphery
Images from the periphery
Repertoires and competence
Truncated repertoires
Globalized genres of fraud
A world of resources
Language, globalization and history
Historical concepts
The worlds of golf
Long and short histories
The chaotic shop
Conclusion
Old and new inequalities
Globalization, the state and inequality
Language, asylum and the national order
Mainstreaming the migrant learner
The end of the state and inequality?
Reflections
Sketch of a road map
English in the periphery: imperialism revisited
Conclusions
Notes
References
Index

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