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Author Blommaert, Jan.

Title Ethnography, superdiversity and linguistic landscapes : chronicles of complexity / Jan Blommaert.

Publication Info. Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 127 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical language and literacy studies ; 18
Critical language and literacy studies ; 18.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface and Acknowledgments; Series Editors' Preface; 1 Introduction: New Sociolinguistic Landscapes; 2 Historical Bodies and Historical Space; 3 Semiotic and Spatial Scope; 4 Signs, Practices, People; 5 Change and Transformation; 6 The Vatican of the Diaspora; 7 Conclusion: The Order of Superdiversity; References; Index.
Summary Superdiversity has rendered familiar places, groups and practices extraordinarily complex, and the traditional tools of analysis need rethinking. In this book, Jan Blommaert investigates his own neighbourhood in Antwerp, Belgium, from a complexity perspective. Using an innovative approach to linguistic landscaping, he demonstrates how multilingual signs can be read as chronicles documenting the complex histories of a place. The book can be read in many ways: as a theoretical and methodological contribution to the study of linguistic landscape; as one of the first monographs which addresses the.
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Subject Multilingualism -- Belgium -- Antwerp.
Languages in contact -- Belgium -- Antwerp.
City dwellers -- Belgium -- Antwerp -- Language.
Linguistic minorities -- Belgium -- Antwerp.
Ethnicity -- Belgium -- Antwerp.
Sociolinguistics -- Belgium -- Antwerp.
Antwerp (Belgium) -- Languages.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Blommaert, Jan. Ethnography, superdiversity and linguistic landscapes : chronicles of complexity. Bristol : Multilingual Matters, [2013] xiv, 127 pages Critical language and literacy studies ; 18 9781783090396 (DLC) 2013022862
ISBN 9781783090419 (electronic bk.)
1783090413 (electronic bk.)
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9781783090396 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1783090405 (hbk. (alk. paper))
1783090391 (pbk. (alk. paper))
1299831680 (ebk.)
9781299831681 (ebk.)
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