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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 chroSuperdiversity 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 sociolinguistics of superdiversity; or as a revision of some of the fundamental assumptions of social science through the use of chaos and complexity theory as an inspiration for understanding the structures of contemporary social life....

Title : Ethnography, Superdiversity and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of Complexity
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ISBN : 9781783090396
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Ethnography, Superdiversity and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of Complexity Reviews

  • Jennifer Wiget
    2019-03-16 12:51

    very interesting. a bit too complex for me at some times.