Identity and Dialect Performance: A Study of Communities and Dialects - Routledge Studies in Language and Identity (Paperback)Reem Bassiouney (editor)
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Identity and Dialect Performance discusses the relationship between identity and dialects. It starts from the assumption that the use of dialect is not just a product of social and demographic factors, but can also be an intentional performance of identity. Dialect performance is related to identity construction and in a highly globalised world, the linguistic repertoire has increased rapidly, thereby changing our conventional assumptions about dialects and their usage.
The key outstanding feature of this particular book is that it spans an extensive range of communities and dialects; Italy, Hong Kong, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Japan, Germany, The Sudan, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Spain, US, UK, French Guiana, Colombia,and Libya.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 370
Weight: 602 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
'This book offers a unique overview of identity and dialect performances across a variety of rather unexplored geopolitical contexts. Throughout the book, we are taken on a journey in which we witness the multi-faceted life of language, normative constraints as well as forms of resistance. A must read for everyone interested in the ways in which social meanings are linguistically negotiated. Dialectology at its best!'
Tommaso Milani, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
'The scholarship is outstanding [...] There is a growing awareness of the vital role language in general and dialects play as an effective social and political tool in constructing and defining individual and communal identity [...] The editor has successfully chosen the right approach and methodology to an issue that is becoming a global burning issue especially now we are dealing with emerging identities that emphasise in a particular way their adherence to their native languages.'
Dr Amal Marogy, University of Cambridge, UK
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