Author Clark, Urszula
Title Language and Identity in Englishes
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Note Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures and tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Introduction -- What is language? -- What is identity? -- What is discourse? -- Language, discourse and identity -- Englishes, discourse and identity -- Chapter 2. Englishes and History -- Introduction: circles of Englishes -- Where today's Englishes come from -- Anglo American English -- African American English -- Indian English -- Chapter 3. Englishes and National Identity -- Introduction: nation, ethnicity, identity and language -- British English and national identity -- American English and national identity -- Chinese English and national identity -- Chapter 4. Englishes, Language Policies and Education -- Introduction -- Englishes and education in England -- Englishes and education in the USA -- Englishes and education in India -- Englishes and education in China -- Chapter 5. Issues in Researching Varieties of Englishes and Identity -- Introduction: methods and data -- The Survey of English Dialects (SED) and the BBC Voices Project -- The linguistic variable as a marker of social identity -- The COBUILD Project and the Phonological Atlas of North America -- Social network theory -- Variation, identity and teenagers -- Chapter 6. Indexicality and Enregisterment -- Introduction -- Indexicality theory -- Mobility, indexicality and enregisterment in 'Pittsburghese', USA -- Indexicality and enregisterment in Newcastle and Sheffield, UK -- Literacy practices, indexicality and enregisterment at Wesbank High, Cape Town, South Africa -- Chapter 7. Englishes and Social Context -- Introduction -- Speech code theory -- Communities of practice -- Discourse, context and ideology -- Literacy, identity and social practice -- Chapter 8. Englishes and Social Identity -- Introduction
Audience and referee design -- Accommodation theory -- Code switching and crossing -- Performing social identity -- Chapter 9. Language and Identity in Englishes: A Sociodiscursive Perspective -- Overview -- Historical and sociopolitical contexts of Englishes -- Englishes and social and cultural contexts -- Linguistic variability in Englishes -- Englishes, variation and creative performance -- Bakhtin and unitary language -- Discourses of Englishes -- Chapter 10. Undertaking Your Own Research Project -- Researching variations and identities in Englishes -- Selecting a topic for research -- Project design -- Methods of data collection -- Questionnaires -- Designing interviews -- Sound recording -- Transcribing data -- Analysing your data -- Writing up your study -- Sample projects -- References -- Index
Language and Identity in Englishes examines the core issues and debates surrounding the relationship between English, language and identity. Drawing on a range of international examples from the UK, US, China and India, Clark uses both cutting-edge fieldwork and her own original research to give a comprehensive account of the study of language and identity. Key features include: Discussion of language in relation to various aspects of identity, such as those connected with nation and region, as well as in relation to social aspects such as social class and race. A chapter on undertaking research that will equip students with appropriate research methods for their own projects An analysis of language and identity within the context of written as well as spoken texts With its accessible structure, international scope and the inclusion of leading research in the area, this book is ideal for any student taking modules in language and identity or sociolinguistics
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Clark, Urszula Language and Identity in Englishes London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9780415669887
Subject English language -- Social aspects.;English language -- Study and teaching -- English-speaking countries.;Language and culture -- English-speaking countries.;English language -- Variation.;Intercultural communication
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