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SS19: Reading multilingualism and superdiversity, online and in the city

Written By: daveski on August 24, 2012 No Comment

I’m at the 19th Sociolinguistics Symposium, being held August 21-24 at Berlin’s Freie Universität, and wanting to report out some of the happenings here. As is the case at any conference, there are far too many sessions going on to experience or report on anything but a fraction of the totality (I think there are about 1,000 registrants; Friday morning’s 11:00am-1pm time slot features no fewer than thirty concurrent panels with three papers each. Several people tweeting at #ss19). I do hope to do a separate post on linguistic landscape, my main area of interest at this conference, and one that explores the notion of “superdiversity” that seems to be on everyone’s lips (and in any good presentation title. So, there, I had to add it to the title of my post here too).

For the time being, though, and in looking at this brief visit to Germany as a sort of submersion in a new discursive environment, where just learning what words mean is a full-time job in itself, I thought I would dedicate this post to developing a list of readings–what I think might be “must-reads” for exploring the topic areas that appear in the title of this post. Over the next few days, I’ll continue to add to the list, pulling from my notes at the sessions I’m attending and from the sizable book of abstracts that comes with the registration materials. I’d appreciate any suggestions if you have them!

  1. Androutsopoulos, Jannis. 2006. “Multilingualism, Diaspora, and the Internet: Codes and Identities on German-based Diaspora Websites1.” Journal of Sociolinguistics 10 (4): 520–547.
  2. Blommaert, Jan. 2010. The Sociolinguistics of Globalization. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  3. Blommaert, Jan, and Ben Rampton. 2011. Language and Superdiversity: A Position Paper. Working Papers in Urban Language and Literacies. King’s College London.
  4. Creese, Angela, and Adrian Blackledge. 2010. “Translanguaging in the Bilingual Classroom: A Pedagogy for Learning and Teaching?” The Modern Language Journal 94 (1) (March 1): 103–115.
  5. García, Ofelia. 2011. Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective. Oxford: Wiley.
  6. Heller, Monica. 2010. “The Commodification of Language.” Annual Review of Anthropology 39 (1): 101–114.
  7. Jaspers, Jürgen. 2011. “Talking Like a ‘zerolingual’: Ambiguous Linguistic Caricatures at an Urban Secondary School.” Journal of Pragmatics 43 (5) (April): 1264–1278.
  8. Jørgensen, J.Normann. 2008. “Polylingual Languaging Around and Among Children and Adolescents.” International Journal of Multilingualism 5 (3): 161–176.
  9. Kramsch, Claire, and Anne Whiteside. 2008. “Language Ecology in Multilingual Settings: Towards a Theory of Symbolic Competence.” Applied Linguistics 29 (4) (December 1): 645 –671.
  10. Leppänen, Sirpa, Anne Pitkänen-Huhta, Arja Piirainen-Marsh, Tarja Nikula, and Saija Peuronen. 2009. “Young People’s Translocal New Media Uses: A Multiperspective Analysis Of Language Choice And Heteroglossia.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 14 (4) (July): 1080–1107.
  11. Møller, Janus Spindler. 2008. “Polylingual Performance Among Turkish-Danes in Late-Modern Copenhagen.” International Journal of Multilingualism 5 (3): 217–236.
  12. Otsuji, Emi, and Alastair Pennycook. 2010. “Metrolingualism: Fixity, Fluidity and Language in Flux.” International Journal of Multilingualism 7 (3): 240–254.
  13. Pennycook, Alastair. 2010. Language as a Local Practice. 1st ed. New York: Routledge.
  14. Rampton, Ben. 2006. Language in late modernity: Interaction in an urban school. Cambridge: Cambridge University.
  15. Vertovec, Steven. 2007. “Super-diversity and Its Implications.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 30 (6): 1024–1054.
  16. Vertovec, Steven. 2010. “Towards Post-multiculturalism? Changing Communities, Conditions and Contexts of Diversity.” International Social Science Journal 61 (199): 83–95.

And be sure to check out the Working Papers in Urban Language and Literacies from The Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication at King’s College London

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