Ga direct naar de inhoud
Ga direct naar de site navigatie
Ga direct naar zoeken
Fellow (1 September 2013 - 30 June 2014)
(i) Which theoretical concepts are most suitable to describe the processual character of language use, (ii) which linguistic forms are put in use in processes of the construction of local identities and (iii) which linguistic forms are considered as unique for Limburg?
This project focuses on linguistic practices as the locus of identity formation. The project addresses the interrelated questions as to how local identities are shaped through language and cultural practices and how processes of local identity formation are driven by power asymmetries between people living in the centre and the periphery. Fieldwork like observing organized carnival is one of the methods to study whether a peripheral place as Limburg is imagined differently by its inhabitants and outsiders. Another case study involves a group of ex-coalminers who speak a mixed language.
1) Cornips, L. & Rooij, V. de (2013). Selfing and othering through categories of race, place, and language among minority youths in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In P. Siemund, I. Gogolin, M.E. Schulz & J. Davydova (Eds.), Multilingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas: Acquisition, identities, space, education (pp. 129-164). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2) Cornips, L. (to appear). Language contact, linguistic variability and the construction of local identities. In: Language contact and change. Grammatical structure encounters fluidity of language. Åfarli& Mæhlum (eds). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
3) Cornips, L., J. Jaspers & V. de Rooij (to appear). The politics of labelling youth vernaculars in the Netherlands and Belgium. Multilingual urban sites. Structure, Activity and Ideology. Nortier & Svendsen (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ga terug naar de bovenkant van deze pagina
Ga terug naar de inhoud
Ga terug naar de site navigatie
Ga terug naar zoeken