This series is our home for innovative research in the field of sociolinguistics. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.
Language in Society in Bangladesh and Beyond Voices of the Unheard in the Global South
New Perspectives on Goffman in Language and Interaction Body, Participation and the Self
Migrant Workers’ Narratives of Return Alienation and Identity Transformations
By Shaila Sultana, Mian Md. Naushaad Kabir, Md. Zulfeqar Haider, Mohammod Moninoor Roshid, M. Obaidul Hamid
November 20, 2023
This collection presents a holistic picture of the sociolinguistic landscape in Bangladesh, offering a critical understanding of language ideologies and social inequalities in the country and as they connect more widely to dynamics in the Global South. The book seeks to untangle the voices embedded...
By Lorenza Mondada, Anssi Peräkylä
September 11, 2023
This collection highlights new perspectives on the work of Erving Goffman, revisiting his place in contemporary social theory and interactional linguistics research and its impact in surfacing new insights in conversation analysis and our understanding of Goffman’s legacy. The volume outlines the ...
By Hans J. Ladegaard
August 23, 2023
Drawing on a corpus of 113 narratives told by migrant workers who have returned to their home country, Ladegaard details Indonesian and Filipina (domestic) migrant workers’ experiences of homecoming after years of work abroad, separated from their loved ones. The narratives deal with two major ...
By Stephen Lucek, Carolina P. Amador-Moreno
May 31, 2023
This collection brings together work from scholars across sociolinguistics, World Englishes and linguistic landscapes to reflect on developments and future directions in Irish English, building on the ground-breaking contributions of Jeffrey Kallen to the discipline. Taking their cue from Kallen’s...
By Pierre Wilbert Orelus
April 28, 2023
Orelus' valuable study draws on the scholarly work of sociocultural and postcolonial theorists, as well as testimonies collected from study participants, to explore accentism, the systemic form of discrimination against speakers whose accents deviate from a socially constructed norm. Orelus ...
By Hyejeong Ahn, Jieun Kiaer, Danica Salazar, Anna Bordilovskaya
April 17, 2023
In their book, the authors describe the usage of and attitudes towards English in Asia since the 19th century, as well as the creative and dynamic ways in which Asians of the 21st century continually reinvent the lexicon of English, and the lexicons of their native tongues. The current biggest ...
By Piotr Romanowski
January 09, 2023
This book explores language practices, beliefs and management across a group of Polish immigrant families in Australia, drawing on these case studies as a lens through which to unpack dynamics of Family Language Policy (FLP) and their implications for future research on FLP. The volume begins by ...
By Anikó Hatoss
November 16, 2022
Hatoss explores multilingualism in diverse suburbs of Sydney through the oral and written narratives of student ethnographers. Her research is based on visual ethnography, interviews with local residents, and classroom discussions of the fieldwork. The findings of this book contribute to the ...
By Paula Rautionaho, Hanna Parviainen, Mark Kaunisto, Arja Nurmi
September 30, 2022
This collection charts the evolution of grammatical variation in Englishes from Late Middle English to the present, using corpus linguistic tools to address divergence and convergence in local and global perspectives. The book considers both diachronic and synchronic perspectives in grammatical ...
By Lionel Wee
September 26, 2022
How exactly do linguistic landscapes communicate and what theoretical significance might follow from such an inquiry? This book addresses these questions by taking as its starting point the insight that the individual or organisation that is responsible for the production of a sign may not be ...
By Ying-Ying Tan, Pritipuspa Mishra
August 01, 2022
Language, Nations, and Multilingualism explores the legacy of Herder’s ideas about the relationship between language and nationalism in the post-colonial world. Focusing on how anti-colonial and post-colonial nations reconcile their myriad multilingualisms with the Herderian model of one ...
By Robert M. McKenzie, Andrew McNeill
July 29, 2022
This timely volume constitutes the first book-length account of implicit as well as explicit language attitudes. It details the findings of a large-scale study, incorporating cutting-edge implicit and self-report instruments adapted from social psychology, investigating the evaluations of over 300 ...