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Mixing, switching, and languaging in interaction

Hauck, Jan David and Mitsuhara, Teruko Vida (2023) Mixing, switching, and languaging in interaction. In: Duranti, Alessandro, George, Rachel and Conley Riner, Robin, (eds.) A New Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell, 86 - 106. ISBN 9781119780656

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Identification Number: 10.1002/9781119780830.ch5


This chapter provides an overview over current debates about multilingual and post-multilingual interaction. It provides a brief overview over the state of the art in research on multilingualism and introduces new theoretical developments that have challenged previous research, including concepts such as superdiversity and (trans-)languaging. The chapter then analyzes two ethnographic examples from the two fieldsites, which showcase different ways in which multiple semiotic resources are used jointly in interaction. Multilingualism refers to the knowledge or use of two or more languages by the same individual, in the same interaction, in the same community, and/or in the same country. Switching from one language or style to another within an interaction is generally described as codeswitching and can take a variety of forms. The term superdiversity was coined by Steven Vertovec to describe the changing demographics of urban spaces in Europe resulting from new waves of migration from the Global South.

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Additional Information: © 2023 John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: P Language and Literature
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2023 23:06
Last Modified: 26 May 2024 16:03

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