The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging

Perspectives from the margins

Editors
| Meertens Instituut (KNAW) & Maastricht University
| University of Amsterdam
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This volume shows the relevance of the concepts of ‘place’ and ‘belonging’ for understanding the dynamics of identification through language. It also opens up a new terrain for sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological study, namely the margins. Rural, as well as urbanized areas that are seen as marginal or peripheral to places that are overtly recognized as mixed and hybridized have received relatively little sociolinguistic attention. Yet, people living in these supposedly less ‘spectacular’ margins are not immune to the effects of globalization and rapid technological change. They too constantly form new ensembles from linguistic and cultural resources which they invest with novel, instable, often ambiguous meanings. This volume focusses on the purportedly unspectacular in order to achieve a full understanding of the relation between language, place and belonging. The contributors to this volume, therefore, focus on language practices analyzing them as dialectically related to political-economic processes and language ideologies.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: Belonging through linguistic place-making in center-periphery constellations
Leonie Cornips and Vincent A. de Rooij
1–14
Part I. Interpersonal relations, place, and belonging
18–112
Chapter 2. The boundaries of belonging: A commentary
Jürgen Jaspers
17–26
Chapter 3. Language socialization and making sense of place
Bambi B. Schieffelin
27–54
Chapter 4. Cité Duits: A polyethnic miners’ variety
Peter Auer and Leonie Cornips
55–88
Chapter 5. Us, them and all the others: Analyzing belonging among Japanese immigrant women in The Netherlands
Anna Banaś
89–112
Part II. Parodic performances from the margins
116–204
Chapter 6. Playing against peripheralization: A commentary
Kathryn A. Woolard
115–124
Chapter 7. The politics of place-making and belonging through language choice within center-periphery dynamics in Limburg, The Netherlands
Lotte Thissen
125–148
Chapter 8. Peripheral performances: The languagecultural practices of Dutch-Limburgian world star André Rieu
Irene Stengs
149–176
Chapter 9. What’s up in town: Place-making through the use of dialect in a Facebook chronicle of Leskovac (Southeast Serbia)
Tanja Petrović
177–204
Part III. Agency in linguistic place-making
208–285
Chapter 10. Language, place, agency: A commentary
Barbara Johnstone
207–212
Chapter 11. Place-making and dialect: A real time panel study from two Danish dialect areas
Malene Monka
213–238
Chapter 12. Alternative place naming in the diverse margins of an ideologically mono-lingual society
Pia Quist
239–260
Chapter 13. Yooperisms in tourism: Commodified enregistered features in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s linguistic landscape
Kathryn A. Remlinger
261–286
Index
287–291
“Place has always been a popular topic in sociolinguistics, operating in variousways within different analytical approaches. The present collection enriches this body of work, highlighting a wide range of linguistic data in various national contexts, as well as creative and—in some case—novel methodological approaches. As such, it showcases promising directions for future sociolinguistic research in this area.”
“The volume has many merits, first of all, the ability to put in dialogue theoretical topics and fieldwork in a profitable and consistent manner; secondly the new formulations of notion of belonging and identity.[...] In addition, the practical-theoretical approach to the pair belonging/place is fundamentally coherent with the emergent nature of the concept of identity/belonging and with the reality of the contemporary world characterized by increasingly frequent displacements and the existence of a virtual but pervasive space such as the internet.[...] The text is remarkable and relevant for the disciplines to which it is addressed because it succeeds in dealing from a contemporary and ethnographic perspective with several of the topics that define sociolinguistic and dialectological studies.The volume has also the merit of transforming the notion of place-making in a veritable theory that is capable of containing the large majority of the key concepts of sociolinguistics, and thanks to the various field work, demonstrates the possible applications. [...] The volume is an excellent example of work that successfully connects theoretical knowledge and the practice of the disciplinary area to which it is addressed.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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