Language, migration, and spaces of representation

Stevenson, Patrick (2011) Language, migration, and spaces of representation. [in special issue: 04. Germanic Languages and Migration in North America] Journal of Germanic Linguistics, 23, (4), 401-412. (doi:10.1017/S1470542711000213).


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The study of relationships between language and place has a long tradition in the context of Germanic languages, from 19th century dialect geography to late 20th century contact linguistics. However, the contemporary processes of migration, coupled with the emergence of new communication technologies and structural changes in the economies of states and regions, have created challenges for the study of linguistic practices and their place in the lives of individuals and social groups. The preceding papers in this volume take these challenges as an opportunity to reflect in new ways on past migrations. This concluding paper discusses the contributions they make to the study of language, migration, and place in relation to (speakers of) Germanic language varieties in North America and suggests ways in which they open up different spaces of representation.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1017/S1470542711000213
ISSNs: 1470-5427 (print)
1475-3014 (electronic)
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities > Modern Languages
ePrint ID: 141674
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
2011In press
December 2011Published
December 2011Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 09:03
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:17

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