Lauren R. Zentz
List of John Benjamins publications for which Lauren R. Zentz plays a role.
“I AM HERE AND I MATTER”: Virtue signaling and moral-political stance in progressive activists’ Facebook posts. Narrative Inquiry 33:1, pp. 1–262023.
In this article I operationalize the term “virtue signaling”, a term generally pejoratively used towards people’s assertions of values on social media platforms, as “moral-political stancetaking”, an activity that is actually quite common on- and offline and that works to exert peer pressure… read more | Article
Theorizing mobility in semiotic landscapes: Evidence from South Texas and Central Java. Linguistic Landscape 2:1, pp. 26–512016.
This study theorizes connections between semiotic resources and mobility in public displays of language with reference to data from Brownsville, Texas and Betultujuh, Central Java. From an ethnographic perspective, the paper explores the relation of public signage to the mobility of human beings… read more | Article
The porous borders of language and nation: English in Indonesia. Language Problems and Language Planning 39:1, pp. 50–692015.
This analysis of language use and legislation in globalization highlights challenges to and crossings of the borders of Indonesian nationalist ideologies and local language ecologies. Through the specific workings of language and languaging in situ, here explored through three brief examples of… read more | Article