Multilingualism and the Periphery by Sari Pietikainen

Multilingualism and the Periphery

EditorSari Pietikainen, Helen Kelly-Holmes

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Multilingualism and the Periphery is an edited volume that explores the ways in which core-periphery dynamics shape multilingualism. The research focuses on peripheral sites, which are defined by a relationship-be it geographic, political, economic etc.-to some perceived centre. Viewingmultilingualism through the lens of core-periphery dynamics allows the contributors to highlight language ideological tensions with regard to language boundary-making, language ownership, commodification and authenticity, as well as the ways in which speakers seek novel solutions in adapting theirlinguistic resources to new situations and thereby develop innovative language practices. Since the core-periphery relationship is never fixed, but instead constantly renegotiated and mutually constitutive, the essays in the volume are particularly concerned with processes of peripheralization andof centralization. The volume includes ten essays by leading scholars in the field, and introductory and concluding remarks by the volume editors.

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Sari Pietikainen is Professor of Languages at the University of Jyvaskyla. Helen Kelly-Holmes is Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at the University of Limerick.
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Title:Multilingualism and the PeripheryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Contributors1. Sari Pietikinen and Helen Kelly-Holmes: Multilingualism and the Periphery2. Monica Heller: Repositioning the Multilingual Periphery: Class, Language and Transnational Markets in Francophone Canada3. Mireille McLaughlin: What Makes Art Acadian?4. Joan Pujolar: Tourism and Gender in Linguistic Minority Communities5. Sari Pietikinen: Heteroglossic Authenticity in S mi Heritage Tourism6. Alexandra Jaffe and Cedric Oliva: Linguistic Creativity in Corsican Tourist Context7. Helen Kelly-Holmes: 'Translation in progress': Centralizing and Peripheralizing Tensions in the Practices of Commercial Actors in Minority Language Tourist Sites8. Nikolas Coupland: Welsh Tea: The Centring and Decentring of Wales and the Welsh Language9. Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow: The (De-)Centring Spaces of Airports: Framing Mobility and Multilingualism10. Brigitta Busch: The Career of a Diacritical Sign: Language in Spatial Representations and Representational Spaces11. Helen Kelly-Holmes and Sari Pietikinen: Multilingualism and the Periphery: Opportunities and Challenges