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Title: Ethnography, Superdiversity and Linguistic Landscapes
Subtitle: Chronicles of Complexity
Written By: Jan Blommaert
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783090396
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies
Description:

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 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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9781783090402
Pages: 144
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783090396
Pages: 144
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781783090402
Pages: 144
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783090396
Pages: 144
Prices: U.S. $ 24.95