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English and Ethnicity : Signs of Race - Janina Brutt-Griffler

English and Ethnicity

Signs of Race

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2006
ISBN: 9780312295998
Number Of Pages: 308

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"English and Ethnicity" offers a scholarly but accessible exploration of the complex interaction between the English language and the (de) construction of ethnicity. Centered in applied (socio) linguistics, the volume's diverse essays demonstrate that the constructs of both "English" and "ethnicity" are contested sites of identity formation in the English- speaking world. They illustrate that while for some English use indexes ethnicity, for others its usage involves equally significant processes of de-ethnicization. English and Ethnicity enriches our understanding of the contemporary dialogue on heritage languages, language policy, and language maintenance.

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'An important contribution to our understanding of language and ethnicity, this collection problematizes traditional social categories of class, race, gender and ethnicity. It reminds us that 'the circumstances of language maintenance are just as politicized as those of language spread, and just as likely to serve nefarious political and economic interests-and it is just as incumbent on linguists to study and call attention to them.' Most importantly, this volume underscores the value of approaches to the study of language and ethnicity that fall outside the traditional sociolinguistic focus on language variation.' - Guadalupe Valdes, Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University

The Discursive Framing of Phonological Acts of Identity: Welshness through English
A Sociolinguistics of ‘Double-Consciousness’: English and Ethnicity in the Black Experience
Basic English, Chinglish, and Translocal Dialect
Representing Jewish Identity through English
Speaking for Ourselves: Indigenous Cultural Integrity and Continuance
English and the Construction of Aboriginal Identities in the Eastern Canadian Arctic
Constructing a Diaspora Identity in English: The Case of Sri Lankan Tamils
Teaching English among Linguistically Diverse Students
Playing with Race in Transnational Space: Rethinking Mestizaje
African American Vernacular English: Roots and Branches
Race and Ethnicity in the English-speaking World
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ISBN: 9780312295998
ISBN-10: 0312295995
Series: Signs of Race
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 1st December 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1