The Sociolinguistics of Globalization by Jan BlommaertThe Sociolinguistics of Globalization by Jan Blommaert

The Sociolinguistics of Globalization

byJan Blommaert

Paperback | May 17, 2010

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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.
Title:The Sociolinguistics of GlobalizationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:230 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:May 17, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521710235

ISBN - 13:9780521710237


Table of Contents

1. A critical sociolinguistics of globalization; 2. A messy new marketplace; 3. Locality, the periphery and images of the world; 4. Repertoires and competence; 5. Language, globalization, and history; 6. Old and new inequalities; 7. Reflections.

Editorial Reviews

'... this book is very inspiring and thought-provoking, and forces the readers to think and to relate to language with social reality.' Jingyang Jiang, Language Problems & Language Planning