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Multilingual Identities: New Global Perspectives

Edited By Inke Du Bois and Nicole Baumgarten

The contributions in this volume shed light on lived multilingualism around the globe. A small, but still representative selection of the multitude of migrant experiences, all studies share the intertwining of geographical mobility and non-mainstream linguistic practices which serves as a resource of agency and promotes alternative multiple identities of the immigrant speakers. This volume is based on the two core tenets of sociolinguistic identity research. First, it accepts the idea that identities or sub-identities are in a sense pre-given and can be formulated through membership categories. Second, identities are viewed as being enacted and performed, thus constituting social realities. In the social construction of identity, national and linguistic boundaries dissolve. The originating countries of the participants (and/or their ancestors) in the studies of this volume include Argentina, Ethiopia, Yugoslavia, Russia, Morocco, the Phillipines, Korea, Kazakhstan, Suriname and India. The countries of immigration include Germany, the USA, Israel, France and the Netherlands.

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academic achievement, 54, 55-60 acculturation,152 adolescents, 10, 21, 51-53, 91, 101, 106-107, 139, 145-155 see also youth address forms, 10, 15-30 see also honorific forms adults, 10, 52, 56-57, 59, 60, 69, 72, 91-92, 122, 146, 151, 162, 164 affiliation, 40, 60, 69-70, 113, 134, 146-149, 151, 164-165 American-Israelis, 155-160 Amsterdam, 11, 85-87, 89, 90, 93 answering machine messages, 99-114 argumentation, 11, 99, 108-113 Asian-Americans, 8, 10, 51-61, audience, 21, 41, 100-103, 106-110, 112-114, 152, authority, 22, 105, 108, 113-114 autobiographical memory, 156 belonging, 15-16, 21, 24, 26, 36, 41, 43, 45- 46, 48, 59, 69, 73, 80, 92, 104 Berlin, 8, 35, 37, 40-41, 48 bilingual classrooms, 35, 37 bilingual speech, 127, 134 bilingualism, 8, 10, 32, 39, 48, bilinguals, 48, 127, 134, 155-156, 160, 165 Bollywood, 11, 85-87, 89, 92, 95-96 California, Southern, 54 capital, linguistic, 60 social, 52-53 subcultural, 21, 25, 53 symbolic, 53, 60 categorization, 8, 42, 68, 74, 80, 103, 109-111, 165 other-, 70 self-, 10, 16, 70, 72, 78, 80 social, 40 children, 8, 10, 35-48, 51, 58-59, 69, 71, 76, 78, 86, 88-89, 92, 95, 108, 124, 146, 159, 161 see also girls see also youth citizenship, 11, 36-37, 41, 43, 67-69, 80, 139- 140 class, social, 9, 11, 15-16, 35, 51-53, 70, 75, 90, 104, 152 Clichy-sous-Bois, 101, 106-108, 110 code acquisition, 58 code choice, 54, 56, 59-61, 120-121 see also language choice codeswitching, 9, 11, 12, 36, 38, 40, 43, 46- 48, 58-59, 119-121, 124-134, 139-140, 152, 155-157, 159-160, 165...

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