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Jacquemet, Marco. 2019. Beyond the speech community: On belonging to a multilingual, diasporic, and digital social network. Language & Communication 68 : 46–56.
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The concept of speech community needs to be retooled. Cultural globalization is affecting the linguistic ideological boundaries of inclusion and exclusion. One can no longer assume that shared knowledge, especially indexical knowledge, can still provide a common ground to bind people together, negotiate conflicts, and share/transmit ideologies. It is time to explore social formations composed by both humans and digital agents and shaped by a linguistics of xenoglossic becoming, transidiomatic mixing, and digital recombinations.