Urban sociolinguistics : the city as a linguistic process and experience / edited by Dick Smakman and Patrick Heinrich.
Contributor(s): Smakman, Dick | Heinrich, Patrick.Material type: BookCall no.: P40.5.U73 U733 2018Publication: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvi, 242 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781138200371; 1138200379.Subject(s): Sociolinguistics -- Globalization | Urban dialects -- Social aspects | Linguistic geography -- Variation -- Social aspects | Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects | Globalization -- Social aspects | Urbanization -- Social aspects | Language and languages -- Variation -- Social aspects
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: why cities matter for a globalising sociolinguistics -- Urbanisation and linguistic multitude -- Part I. The global south -- Cairo: the linguistic dynamics of a multilingual city -- Mexico City: diversity and homogeneity -- Old variables, new meanings: resignification of rural speech variants in São Paulo's urban ecology -- Dubai: language in the ethnocratic, corporate and mobile city -- Kohima: language variation and change in a small but diverse city in India -- Part II. The global north -- The language of London and Londoners -- Tokyo: standardization, ludic language use and nascent superdiversity -- The city as a result of experience: Paris and its nearby suburbs -- The Randstad area in the Netherlands: emergent and fluid identity-locality production through language in use -- Notes on the language ecology of the City of Angeles: Los Angeles, California, 1965-2015 -- Sydney's intersecting worlds of languages and things -- Moscow: diversity in disguise -- Postscript: a proposal for street use surveys.
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