Critical Perspectives on Linguistic Fixity and Fluidity : Languagised Lives book cover
SAVE
$48.00
1st Edition

Critical Perspectives on Linguistic Fixity and Fluidity
Languagised Lives





ISBN 9781138602977
Published December 13, 2018 by Routledge
304 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

 
SAVE ~ $48.00
was $160.00
USD $112.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Preview

Book Description

This volume offers a critical perspective on current views on linguistic fixity and fluidity in sociolinguistics and highlights empirical accounts alternative to prevailing trends in the field. Featuring accounts from a broad range of regional contexts, the collection takes stock of such terms as "polylingualism", "metrolingualism" and "translanguaging" to question perceptions around multilingual and monolingual language use. The book critiques the status of fluid language use as a more "natural" language practice and in turn, its greater potential for corresponding social transformation, demonstrating the value of linguistic fixity and the continuous debate between fixity and fluidity in multilingual speakers' lives. In providing these accounts, the book seeks not to advocate for linguistic fixity or fluidity, but to argue that sociolinguists pay close attention to the way both types of linguistic practice open up or close down avenues for social transformation. This collection is a key reading for graduate students and scholars in sociolinguistics, multilingualism, and linguistic anthropology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fixity and Fluidity in Sociolinguistic Theory and Practice



Jürgen Jaspers and Lian Malai Madsen





Part I: Negotiating Fixity





Chapter 2: Recognizing Languages, Practising Languaging



Janus Spindler Møller





Chapter 3: Languagised Repertoires: How Fictional Languages have Real Effects



Katharina Ruuska





Chapter 4: Lingoing and Everyday Metrolingual Metalanguage



Alastair Pennycook and Emi Otsuji





Part II: Pursuing Real Languages





Chapter 5: Carving out breathing spaces for Galician. New speakers’ investment in monolingual practices



Bernadette O’Rourke





Chapter 6: Transformative Multilingualism? Class, Race and Linguistic Repertoires in Hong Kong



Kara Fleming





Chapter 7: The Symbolic Organization of Languages in a High Prestige School



Thomas Rørbeck Nørreby and Lian Malai Madsen





Part III: The Meaning Potential of Fluid Language





Chapter 8: Inarticulate Voices: Translanguaging in an Ecology of Conflict



Panayiota Charalambous, Constadina Charalambous, and Michalinos Zembylas





Chapter 9: Speaker Perspectives, Linguistic Hybridity, and Language Learning



Ursula Ritzau and Lian Malai Madsen





Part IV: Dilemmas and Dialectics





Chapter 10: The Deliberative Teacher: Wavering between Linguistic Uniformity and Diversity



Jürgen Jaspers





Chapter 11: Register Processes in Contemporary South African Schools:



Dialectics of Fixity and Fluidity



James Collins and Lara-Stephanie Krause





Chapter 12: Discussion: The Elephant in Every Room.



Rob Moore

...
View More

Editor(s)

Biography

Jürgen Jaspers is Associate Professor of Dutch Linguistics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.




Lian Malai Madsen is Associate Professor of the Psychology of Language at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.