Language, Migration, and Identity: Neighborhood Talk in Indonesia by Zane GoebelLanguage, Migration, and Identity: Neighborhood Talk in Indonesia by Zane Goebel

Language, Migration, and Identity: Neighborhood Talk in Indonesia

byZane Goebel

Hardcover | September 6, 2010

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While much scholarship has been devoted to the interplay between language, identity and social relationships, we know less about how this plays out interactionally in diverse transient settings. Based on research in Indonesia, this book examines how talk plays an important role in mediating social relations in two urban spaces where linguistic and cultural diversity is the norm and where distinctions between newcomers and old timers changes regularly. How do people who do not share expectations about how they should behave build new expectations through participating in conversation? Starting from a view of language-society dynamics as enregisterment, Zane Goebel uses interactional sociolinguistics and the ethnography of communication to explore how language is used in this contact setting to build and present identities, expectations and social relations. It will be welcomed by researchers and students working in the fields of linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, the anthropology of migration and Asian studies.
Title:Language, Migration, and Identity: Neighborhood Talk in IndonesiaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 6, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521519918

ISBN - 13:9780521519915

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Long term processes of enregisterment; 3. Enregistering local practices and local spaces; 4. Linguistic signs, alternation, crossing and adequation; 5. Women, narratives, identity and expectations in Ward 8; 6. Learning to become a good ward member; 7. Emerging identities in a monthly Ward 8 male meeting; 8. Chineseness as deviance; 9. Language ideologies and practice in Ward 5; 10. Conclusions.

Editorial Reviews

'[This] book offers the reader a window on a corner of the earth where language and identity go hand in hand, a fact further brought into relief by ongoing migration and the resultant readjustments in fashioning individual identities and imagining the social fabric.' Kanavillil Rajagopalan, elanguage.net