Critical Ethnographic Sociolinguistics

Monica Heller

in Paths to Post-Nationalism

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199746866
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827091 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics

Critical Ethnographic Sociolinguistics

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This chapter lays out the ontological and epistemological foundations of a critical ethnographic sociolinguistics, arguing for the centrality of the concepts of “discursive space,” “trajectory,” and “resource.” It combines historical, interactionist, interpretivist, and materialist approaches to the analysis of the role of language in the construction of social difference and social inequality in the globalized new economy.

Keywords: discursive space; trajectory; resource; interpretivism; materialism; critical ethnographic sociolinguistics

Chapter.  10623 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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