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Blommaert, Jan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
The papers in this volume all articulate a keen awareness of the shift in sociolinguistic economies caused by online technologies. We now live in an online-offline nexus of communication, and realizing this invites changes in the ways in which we traditionally view and imagine the foundations of our disciplinary approaches. In reviewing the…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Social Action, Information Technology, Moral Values
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Dong, Jie; Blommaert, Jan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2009
This paper draws on the recently theorised notions of space and scale in sociolinguistics to investigate the complexity and micro-variation of the Chinese language in the context of mass internal migration, and the way in which sociolinguistic processes shed light on the construction of migrant identities. In spite of the enormously rich diversity…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Ideology, Migrant Children, Measures (Individuals)