Language and identity in sociolinguistics pdf
Language and Identity in Multilingual Mediterranean SettingsThis collection examines the urban multilingual realities of inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula in the early 21st century from the perspectives of learners, teachers and researchers. Chapters on home and heritage languages, identity, ELT, commercial signage and academic publishing contribute to a deepening understanding of the inherent linguistic diversity in these dynamic societies. The findings can inform language planning and curriculum design in the area. Bilingualism and multilingualism are evolving linguistic, cultural and especially educational phenomena of the modern day Arabian Peninsula. As rightly put by the editor, this region represents complex and multi-layered societies. In this book the editor and the authors capture these linguistic complexities offering an in-depth analysis of the increasingly powerful position of English in society at large and at universities. The book is a timely work and is applauded for tackling the thorny issues of EMI, identity, language and educational policies.
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Language and Identity: An introduction (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics)
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Speech communities may be large regions like an urban area with a common, distinct accent think of Boston with its dropped r's or small units like families and friends think of a nickname for a sibling. They help people define themselves as individuals and community members and identify or misidentify others. Linguists like John Gumperz pioneered research in how personal interaction can influence ways of speaking and interpreting, while Noam Chomsky studied how people interpret language and derive meaning from what they see and hear. Speech communities can be large or small, although linguists don't agree on how they're defined. But she differentiates between "hard-shelled" communities, which tend to be insular and intimate, like a family or religious sect, and "soft-shelled" communities where there is a lot of interaction. But other linguists say a common language is too vague to be considered a true speech community.