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Discourses of Student Success Language, Class, and Social Personae in Italian Secondary Schools

Discourses of Student Success: Language, Class, and Social Personae in Italian Secondary Schools

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By Andrea R. Leone-Pizzighella
September 28, 2021

This book offers a linguistic ethnographic account of secondary schooling in Umbria, Italy, examining the complex intersection of language, socioeconomic class, social persona, and school choice to provide a holistic portrait of the situatedness of student "success." The book explores the everyday ...

The Ambiguity of English as a Lingua Franca Politics of Language and Race in South Africa

The Ambiguity of English as a Lingua Franca: Politics of Language and Race in South Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stephanie Rudwick
August 31, 2021

Grounded in ethnography, this monograph explores the ambiguity of English as a lingua franca by focusing on identity politics of language and race in contemporary South Africa. The book adopts a multidisciplinary approach which highlights how ways of speaking English constructs identities in a ...

Narrating Migration Intimacies of Exclusion in Northern Italy

Narrating Migration: Intimacies of Exclusion in Northern Italy

1st Edition

By Sabina Perrino
November 28, 2019

This book reflects on the myriad ways in which forms of exclusion and inclusion play out in narratives of migration, focusing on the case of Northern Italian narratives in today’s superdiverse Italy. Drawing on over a decade of the author’s fieldwork in the region, the volume examines the emergence...

Difference and Repetition in Language Shift to a Creole The Expression of Emotions

Difference and Repetition in Language Shift to a Creole: The Expression of Emotions

1st Edition

By Maïa Ponsonnet
October 10, 2019

In today’s global commerce and communication, linguistic diversity is in steady decline across the world as speakers of smaller languages adopt dominant forms. While this phenomenon, known as ‘language shift’, is usually regarded as a loss, this book adopts a different angle and addresses the ...

Narratives of Conflict, Belonging, and the State Discourse and Social Life in Post-War Ireland

Narratives of Conflict, Belonging, and the State: Discourse and Social Life in Post-War Ireland

1st Edition

By Brigittine M. French
April 09, 2018

Using key perspectives from Linguistic anthropology the book illuminates how social actors take up the ideals of law, equality, and democratic representation in locally-meaningful ways to make their own national history in ways that may perpetuate violence and inequality. Focusing specifically on ...

Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russia

Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russia

1st Edition

By Laura Siragusa
October 31, 2017

This volume illustrates how language revival movements in Russia and elsewhere have often followed a specific pattern of literacy bias in the promotion of a minority’s heritage language, partly neglecting the social and relational aspects of orality. Using the Vepsian Renaissance as an example, ...

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