Integrational Linguistics and Philosophy of Language in the Global South
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Exploring the nature of possible relationships between Integrational Linguistics and Southern Epistemologies, this volume examines various ways in which Integrational Linguistics can be used to support the decolonizing interests of Southern Epistemologies, particularly the lay-oriented nature of Integrational Linguistics that Southern Epistemologies find productive as a ‘positive counter-discourse.’
As both an anti-elitist and antiestablishment way of thinking, these chapters consider how Integrational Linguistics can be consistent with the decolonial aspirations of Southern Epistemologies. They argue that the relationship between Southern Epistemologies and Integrational Linguistics is complicated by the fact that, while Integrational Linguistics is critical of what it calls a segregationist view of language, i.e., ‘the language myth,’ Southern Epistemologies in language policy and planning and minority language movements find the language myth helpful in order to facilitate social transformation. And yet, both Integrational Linguistics and Southern Epistemologies are critical of approaches to multilingualism that are founded on notions of ‘named’ languages. They are also both critical of linguistics as a decontextualized, and institutionalized extension of ordinary metalinguistic practices, which at times influence the prejudices, preconceptions and ideologies of dominant western cultures.
This book will prove to be an essential resource for scholars and students not only within the field of integrational linguistics, but also in other language and communication fields, in particular the dialogic, distributed, and ecological-enactive approaches, wherein integrational linguistics has been subjected to scrutiny and criticism.
Table of Contents
Preface by John E. Joseph
Introduction: Introducing Integrational Linguistics
1. Edward Said, Roy Asked, and the Peasant Responded: Reflections on Peasants, Popular Culture and Intellectuals
2. Three Critical Perspectives on the Ontology of Language
3. Integrationism, Individualism and Personalism: The Politics of Essentialism
4. A Clash of Linguistic Philosophies? Charles Goodwin's 'Co-Operative Action': An Integrationist Perspective
Peter Jones & Dorthe Duncker
5. Text Annotation: Examining Evidence for a Multisemiotic Instinct and the Intertextuality of the Sign in a Database of Pristine Self-Directed Communication
Bassey E. Antia & Lynn Mafofo
6. The Semiological Implications of Knowledge-Ideologies: A Harrisian Perspective
7. Rhetoric and Integrationism: In Search of Rapprochement
8. Integrationism and Postcolonialism: Convergences or Divergences? An Integrational Discussion on Ethnocentricity and the (Post)colonial Translation Myth
Man Ka Sinead Kwok
9. Integrationism and the Global South: Songs as Epistemic and Ontological Frameworks in Language Studies
Cristine G. Severo & Sinfree B Makoni
10. Words and Other Currencies
11. Beyond IL from the Perspective of Languaging Without Languages
Sinfree Makoni currently teaches in the Department of Applied Linguistics and the African Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University.
Deryn P. Verity is a Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics at The Pennsylvania State University.
Anna Kaiper-Marquez is the Associate Director and Assistant Teaching Professor of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at The Pennsylvania State University.