1st Edition

Integrational Linguistics and Philosophy of Language in the Global South

    216 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    216 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Preface by John E. Joseph

    Introduction: Introducing Integrational Linguistics
    David Bade, Sinfree B. Makoni, Deryn P. Verity and Anna Kapier-Marquez

    1. Edward Said, Roy Asked, and the Peasant Responded: Reflections on Peasants, Popular Culture and Intellectuals
    David Bade

    2. Three Critical Perspectives on the Ontology of Language
    Adrian Pablé

    3. Integrationism, Individualism and Personalism: The Politics of Essentialism
    Christopher Hutton

    4. A Clash of Linguistic Philosophies? Charles Goodwin's 'Co-Operative Action': An Integrationist Perspective
    Peter Jones and 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 and Lynn Mafofo

    6. The Semiological Implications of Knowledge-Ideologies: A Harrisian Perspective
    Xuan Fang

    7. Rhetoric and Integrationism: In Search of Rapprochement
    Kundai Chirindo

    8. Integrationism and Postcolonialism: Convergences or Divergences? An Integrational Discussion on Ethnocentricity and the (Post)colonial Translation Myth
    Sinead Kwok

    9. Integrationism and the Global South: Songs as Epistemic and Ontological Frameworks in Language Studies
    Cristine G. Severo and Sinfree B. Makoni

    10. Words and Other Currencies
    Cory Juhl

    11. Beyond IL from the Perspective of Languaging Without Languages
    Robin Sabino


    Sinfree B. 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.