Performing bilingualism in Wales
Arguing the case for empirical and theoretical eclecticism
This article examines Welsh young people’s “performance” and construction of their bilingualism with the help of empirically grounded conversation analysis (CA) and performativity theory grounded in poststructuralism. Some of the incompatibilities, particularly conversation analysts’ narrow conception of context are resolved with reference to dialogical theory. It is argued with the help of video-recorded empirical data that a fine-grained analysis using CA is able to trace the emergence of varying bilingual identities as well as the negotiation of meaning in situ. To take the analysis beyond single situated actions, however, it is argued that we need recourse to the broader situation-transcending constructs offered, for example, by dialogical and performativity theory.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) 4.0 license.
Published online: 01 December 2012
(1635) Statuts et règlements. http://www.academie-francaise.fr/role/index.html
Ceredigion County Council [CCC]
(1967) Studies in ethnomethodology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. BoP
(2008) ‘Glocalised’ youth culture as linguistic performance: Media globalisation and the construction of hybrid identities. Noves SL. Revista de Sociolingüística Winter 2008. http://www6.gencat.net/llengcat/noves/hm08hivern/docs/grixti.pdf
Hutchby, I., and R. Wooffitt
(1998) Conversation analysis: Principles, practices and applications. Oxford: Polity Press. BoP
Jørgensen, J.N., and A. Holmen
(1998) Approaching dialogue: Talk, interaction and contexts in dialogical perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. BoP
(2006) Performing bilingualism in Wales with the spotlight on Welsh. Linköping: LiU-Tryck. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-8042
(2001) Critical applied linguistics: A critical introduction. New Jersey, USA: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. BoP.
(2003) Global Englishes, rip slyme, and performativity. Journal of Sociolinguistics 7.4: 513–533. BoP
Sacks, H., E. Schegloff, and G. Jefferson
Sarkar, M., and L. Winer
(2006) Multilingual codeswitching in Quebec rap: Poetry, pragmatics and performativity. The International Journal of Multilingualism 3.3: 173–192. BoP
Schegloff, E., G. Jefferson, and H. Sacks
(1977) The preference for self-correction in the organization of repair in conversation. Language 531: 361–82. BoP
Speer, S.A., and J. Potter
(2004) The performativity of codeswitching. International Journal of Bilingualism 8.2: 145–166. BoP
Welsh Assembly Government [WAG]
(2003) Iaith Pawb: A national action plan for a bilingual Wales. http://www.bwrdd-yr-iaith.org.uk/cynnwys.php?cID=&pID=109&nID=96&langID=2
Cited by 1 other publications
Chen, I-Hsuan, Yunfei Long, Qin Lu & Chu-Ren Huang
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 17 april 2022. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.