New PDF release: Local Languaging, Literacy and Multilingualism in a West

By Kasper Juffermans

This ebook goals to augment and problem our realizing of language and literacy as social perform opposed to the heritage of heightened globalisation. Juffermans provides an ethnographic research of the linguistic panorama of The Gambia, arguing that language will be conceptualised as a verb (languaging) instead of a countable noun (a language, languages). He is going directly to argue that sociolinguistics shouldn't be outlined because the research of ‘who speaks what language to whom, and while and to what finish’ (as Fishman outlined it), yet because the learn of who makes use of which linguistic beneficial properties less than specific situations in a specific position and time. The e-book is for that reason partially an workout to unpluralise language, which Juffermans argues is critical for a extra real looking figuring out of what language is, what it does, and what humans do with it. The ebook could be of curiosity to sociolinguistics researchers, particularly these targeting Africa and the worldwide South.

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