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Negotiation of identities in multilingual contexts / edited by Aneta Pavlenko and Adrian Blackledge

Contributor(s): Pavlenko, Aneta | Blackledge, Adrian.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism ; 45.Publisher: Clevedon : Multilingual Matters, 2004Description: X, 349 p. : il. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 1-85359-646-9.Subject(s): Identidad (Psicología) | Multilingüismo
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This volume highlights the role of language ideologies in the process of negotiation of identities and shows that in different historical and social contexts different identities may be negotiable or non-negotiable. The chapters address various ways in which individuals may be positioned or position themselves in a variety of contexts. In asking questions about social justice, about who has access to symbolic and material resources, about who is 'in' and who is 'out', the authors take account not only of localised linguistic behaviours, attitudes and beliefs; they also locate them in wider social contexts which include class, race, ethnicity, generation, gender and sexuality. The volume makes a significant contribution to the development of theory in understanding identity negotiation and social justice in multilingual contexts.

INDICE: New theoretical approaches to the study of negotiation of identities in multilingual contexts. 'The making of an American' - negotiation of identities at the turn of the 20th century, Aneta Pavlenko; constructions of identity in political discourse in multilingual Britain, Adrian Blackledge; negotiating between bourge and racaille - Verlan as youth identity practice in suburban Paris, Meredith Doran (Pennsylvania State University); Black Deaf or Deaf Black? being Black and Deaf in Britain, Melissa James and Bencie Woll (City University, London); mothers and mother tongue - perspectives on self-construction... Etc.

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