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Chronotopic Identity Work Sociolinguistic Analyses of Cultural and Linguistic Phenomena in Time and Space

Edited by: Sjaak Kroon, Jos Swanenberg | Paperback | 9781788926607

The concept of chronotopicity is increasingly used in sociolinguistic theorizing as a new way of looking at context and scale in studies of language, culture and identity. This volume brings together empirical work that puts flesh on the bones of this rather abstract chronotopical theorizing, especially focusing on the discursive constru…

Fluency in L2 Learning and Use

Edited by: Pekka Lintunen, Maarit Mutta, Pauliina Peltonen | Paperback | 9781788926294

This book brings together theoretical and empirical approaches to second language (L2) fluency and provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research on the topic. The strength of the volume lies in its interdisciplinarity: the chapters approach fluency from non-traditional starting points and go beyond disciplinary boundaries in t…

Language Maintenance, Revival and Shift in the Sociology of Religion

Edited by: Rajeshwari Vijay Pandharipande, Maya Khemlani David, Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth | Paperback | 9781788926652

This volume addresses the question ‘What role does religion play in the maintenance, revival and/or shift, of languages?’ The chapters in this volume explore the complex and dynamic relationship between religion and the maintenance, revival and/or shift of languages in different multilingual multicultural contexts, under dive…

Research Methods for Complexity Theory in Applied Linguistics

Author: Phil Hiver, Ali H. Al-Hoorie | Paperback | 9781788925730

This book provides practical guidance on research methods and designs that can be applied to Complex Dynamic Systems Theory (CDST) research. It discusses the contribution of CDST to the field of applied linguistics, examines what this perspective entails for research and introduces practical methods and templates, both qualitative and qu…

Rejecting the Marginalized Status of Minority Languages Educational Projects Pushing Back Against Language Endangerment

Edited by: Ari Sherris, Susan D. Penfield | Hardback | 9781788926256

This book explores Indigenous, tribal and minority (ITM) language education in oral and/or written communication and in the use of new technologies and online resources for pedagogical purposes in diverse geopolitical contexts. It demonstrates that ITM language education transpires in both formal and informal spaces for children or adult…

Contemporary Language Motivation Theory 60 Years Since Gardner and Lambert (1959)

Edited by: Ali H. Al-Hoorie, Peter D. MacIntyre | Paperback | 9781788925181

This book brings together contributions from the leaders of the language learning motivation field. The varied chapters demonstrate how Gardner’s work remains integral to a diverse range of contemporary theoretical issues underlying the psychology of language, even today, 60 years after the publication of Gardner and Lambert’…

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Chronotopicity: The Inseparability of Time and Space

This month we are publishing Chronotopic Identity Work: Sociolinguistic Analyses of Cultural and Linguistic Phenomena in Time and Space edited by Sjaak Kroon and Jos Swanenberg. In this post the editors discuss how their book explores the concept of chronotopicity. How often have you encountered a colleague, for instance at an international sociolinguistics conference, who … Continue reading Chronotopicity: The Inseparability of Time and Space

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