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Language, Writing, and Mobility

A Sociological Perspective

Florian Coulmas

Language, Writing, and Mobility

Language, Writing, and Mobility

A Sociological Perspective

Language, Writing, and Mobility

 

This book explores the interaction between three key aspects of everyday life—language, writing, and mobility—with particular focus on their effects on language contact. Florian Coulmas demonstrates the importance of writing in sociolinguistics, and explores the impact of the digital revolution on communication patterns.


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Beschrijving Language, Writing, and Mobility

This book explores the interaction between three key aspects of everyday life—language, writing, and mobility —with particular focus on their effects on language contact. While the book adopts an established view of language and society that is in keeping with the sociolinguistic paradigm developed in recent decades, it differs from earlier studies in that it assigns writing a central position. Sociolinguistics has long concentrated primarily on speech,
but Florian Coulmas shows in this volume that the social importance of writing should not be disregarded: it is the most consequential technology ever invented; it suggests stability; and it defines borders. Linguistic studies have often emphasized that writing is external to language, but the
discipline nevertheless owes its analytic categories to writing. Finally, the digital revolution has fundamentally changed communication patterns, transforming the social functions of writing and consequently also of language.


ISBN
9780192897435
Pagina's
208
Verschijnt
NUR
616
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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