The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging

Perspectives from the margins

| Meertens Instituut (KNAW) & Maastricht University
| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027200044 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264596 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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
Part I. Interpersonal relations, place, and belonging
Chapter 2. The boundaries of belonging: A commentary
Jürgen Jaspers
Chapter 3. Language socialization and making sense of place
Bambi B. Schieffelin
Chapter 4. Cité Duits: A polyethnic miners’ variety
Peter Auer and Leonie Cornips
Chapter 5. Us, them and all the others: Analyzing belonging among Japanese immigrant women in The Netherlands
Anna Banaś
Part II. Parodic performances from the margins
Chapter 6. Playing against peripheralization: A commentary
Kathryn A. Woolard
Chapter 7. The politics of place-making and belonging through language choice within center-periphery dynamics in Limburg, The Netherlands
Lotte Thissen
Chapter 8. Peripheral performances: The languagecultural practices of Dutch-Limburgian world star André Rieu
Irene Stengs
Chapter 9. What’s up in town: Place-making through the use of dialect in a Facebook chronicle of Leskovac (Southeast Serbia)
Tanja Petrović
Part III. Agency in linguistic place-making
Chapter 10. Language, place, agency: A commentary
Barbara Johnstone
Chapter 11. Place-making and dialect: A real time panel study from two Danish dialect areas
Malene Monka
Chapter 12. Alternative place naming in the diverse margins of an ideologically mono-lingual society
Pia Quist
Chapter 13. Yooperisms in tourism: Commodified enregistered features in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s linguistic landscape
Kathryn A. Remlinger
“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.”
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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017045519