Negotiating Linguistic Identity: Language and Belonging in Europe by Virve-Anneli VihmanNegotiating Linguistic Identity: Language and Belonging in Europe by Virve-Anneli Vihman

Negotiating Linguistic Identity: Language and Belonging in Europe

EditorVirve-Anneli Vihman, Kristiina Praakli

Paperback | December 12, 2013

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This volume addresses the themes of language, identity and linguistic politics in Europe. The twelve essays draw on approaches and methodologies from a range of disciplines, from sociolinguistics and contact linguistics to cultural history, psychology and policy studies. Together, they offer a collection of views on how language, society and identity are perceived to be connected. These issues are of particular importance in Europe, where the nation-building project is often paired with a linguistically based notion of social identity.
However, historical forces including shifting borders, economically and politically motivated mobility and changing political regimes have led to more complex national identities and more nuanced approaches to the role of language. Both historical developments and contemporary sociolinguistic contexts are investigated in the book, including the presence of multilingual communities and minority language communities. The volume makes a significant and timely contribution to our understanding of the linguistic landscape of today’s Europe.
Virve-Anneli Vihman has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. She is a senior research fellow in the Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics and the Strategic Adviser on Internationalisation at the University of Tartu, Estonia. She has been involved in drafting the University of Tartu’s Language Policy and the In...
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Title:Negotiating Linguistic Identity: Language and Belonging in EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:December 12, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034309570

ISBN - 13:9783034309578

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Table of Contents

Contents: Virve-Anneli Vihman/Jürgen Barkhoff: Introduction: The Shaping of Linguistic Identity in Europe – Johanna Laakso: Who Needs Karelian, Kven or Austrian Hungarian - and Why? – Anna Verschik: Estonian-Russian Code-Copying in Russian-Language Blogs: Language Change and a New Kind of Linguistic Awareness – Martin Ehala: Russian-Speakers in the Baltic Countries: Language Use and Identity – Bettina Bock/Rosemarie Lühr: Interaction Among European Languages and German Vocabulary – John E. Joseph: Indexing and Interpreting Language, Identities and Face – Emili Boix-Fuster: Languages and Identities in Catalonia – Konstanze McLeod: Gaelic and Sorbian as Multiple Boundary Markers: Implications of Minority Language Activism in Scotland and Lusatia – Aune Valk: The Role of Language in Estonian Identity – Patrick Sériot: Language and Nation: Two Models – Tomasz Kamusella: Scripts and Politics in Modern Central Europe – John Walsh: Pushing an Open Door? Aspects of Language Policy at an Irish University.

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«Negotiating Linguistic Identity [...] is thus a welcome contribution to the debate on identity in International Relations. [...] All the chapters are detailed and thought-provoking contributions that make this book useful especially for persons that are seldom exposed to the type of debates privileging identity and soft power better to understand international relations.»(Stéphan Sberro, European Review of International Studies, 3/2016)