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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Professional discourse communities

Martin Solly.

in The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

December 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 7404 words.

After briefly introducing the concepts of sociolinguistics and language ecology, this chapter looks at the nature of speech communities and communities of practice, especially professional...

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Arbitrating Community Norms

Emi Morita.

in Beyond Yellow English

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8692 words.

Choosing an appropriate self‐reference term from the many possibilities offered by the language is a social competence expected of Japanese speakers, and a way to display their...

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Communities and Identities

Niko Besnier.

in Beyond Yellow English

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 2394 words.

While commonsense attributes unproblematic and positive meaning to concepts of identity and community, a critical approach to these concepts uncovers their contingency, instability, and...

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Community Languages in Late Modernity

Li Wei.

in The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning

July 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8037 words.

This chapter aims to reconceptualise the notions of community and community languages in late modernity and to recontextualise the discussion of language policy and planning (LPP) with...

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Critical Community Language Policies in Education

Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo, David W. Gegeo and Billy Fito'o.

in The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning

July 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9520 words.

This chapter first offers an overview of critical community language policy and planning in education (CCLPE). It provides an example of CCLPE, focusing on Malaita in the wake of the Tenson...

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The East Sutherland Fishing Communities

Nancy C. Dorian.

in Investigating Variation

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 12814 words.

This chapter describes the history and social structure of the Gaelic‐speaking East Sutherland fishing communities. Forced relocation and involuntary occupational transition to fishing...

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Language Awareness in Community Perspective

Walt Wolfram.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 8421 words.

This chapter notes that community-based research is at the core of sociolinguistics. Practically, all sociolinguistic researchers work with speech communities of some type. The awareness of...

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Language Use in African American Communities

Sonja L. Lanehart, Jennifer Bloomquist and Ayesha M. Malik.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 8197 words.

This chapter provides readers with an overview of analyses of traditional and contemporary work on language use in African American communities in the Oxford Handbook of African American...

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Borrowing in the speech community

Shana Poplack.

in Borrowing

February 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Linguistics. 8374 words.

This chapter reports on the first large-scale community-based study of borrowing as it transpires in the course of regular bilingual interactions. It represents an initial attempt to...

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Knowledging, Conviviality, Community, and Togetherness in Difference

Zane Goebel.

in Language and Superdiversity

August 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9880 words.

This chapter builds on the ideas of knowledging, community, communicative competence, and conviviality discussed in previous chapters. In examining the talk of another group of sojourners,...

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The Semiotic Figurement of Communities in Indonesia

Zane Goebel.

in Language and Superdiversity

August 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 19272 words.

This chapter examines how ethnolinguistic identity has been constituted in Indonesia through the linking of linguistic forms, region, and person. To understand diversity and codeswitching...

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Tourism and Gender in Linguistic Minority Communities

Joan Pujolar.

in Multilingualism and the Periphery

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 10591 words.

This chapter examines how gender ideologies and relations are projected onto representations of Welsh language and identity in tourism. The chapter does this through a case study of the...

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Language Documentation in Diaspora Communities

Daniel Kaufman and Ross Perlin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages

September 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Anthropological Linguistics. 8880 words.

Due to environmental, economic, and social factors, cities are increasingly absorbing speakers of endangered languages. In this chapter, the authors examine some of the ways that...

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Studies of the Community and the Individual

James A. Walker and Miriam Meyerhoff.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 6526 words.

Within the study of sociolinguistic variation and change, two approaches have been developed that attempt to link individual speaker behavior with the study of the community. One approach...

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“Join Our Community of Translators”: Language Ideologies and/in Facebook

Aoife Lenihan.

in Digital Discourse

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 6249 words.

This chapter considers the language ideologies present in—and expressed through—the metalinguistic discourse of Facebook's “translations” application and in the metalinguistic commentary of null...

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Neverver: A Study of Language Vitality and Community Initiatives

Julie Barbour.

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

November 2009; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8204 words.

This chapter outlines steps taken to develop vernacular literacy for the Neverver language of Malakula Island in Vanuatu. It first examines the current status of Neverver using a tool...

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Dialects (speech communities), the apparent past, and grammaticalization

Jonathan Owens.

in Arabic Historical Dialectology

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 22397 words.

Over a long-term time frame in a language with several discrete dialects, how far does grammaticalization theory elucidate the history of individual morphemes? This issue is addressed using...

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African American Phonology in a Philadelphia Community

William Labov and Sabriya Fisher.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

July 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language Families. 7700 words.

An analysis of the vowel systems of 36 African American speakers in the Philadelphia Neighborhood Corpus compares their development over the 20th century with that of the larger community....

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“Ride Hard, Live Forever”: Translocal Identities in an Online Community of Extreme Sports Christians

Saija Peuronen.

in Digital Discourse

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8143 words.

This chapter considers the use of bilingual language resources by members of one particular online community: Finnish Christians sharing an interest in extreme sports. The translocal nature...

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Linguistic Features of Email and ICQ Instant Messaging in Hong Kong

Carmen K. M. Lee.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 7402 words.

This chapter examines the linguistic features of CMC in Hong Kong, based on a 70,000-word corpus of email and ICQ messages collected mainly from undergraduate students whose first language...

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