Announcement of new book from Multilingual Matters (fwd)

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Wed Oct 15 13:22:21 UTC 2003

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Edited by Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University)
and Adrian Blackledge (University of Birmingham)

"This collection is a step towards the development of a genuinely
interdisciplinary sociolinguistics of globalization... Studies such as
these compel us to thoroughly revise our traditional sociolinguistic
toolkit" Jan Blommaert, Ghent University

"This is a book that every author would have loved to have written,
every editor would have been proud to assemble and every student will
enjoy reading.... Casting a wide net, both topically and geographically,
this book may yet come to be regarded (and deservedly so) as a veritable
milestone along the difficult and slippery path to the analysis of
"identity". This is a collection that readers will want to keep coming
back to again and again." Joshua A. Fishman,  Professor Emeritus,
Yeshiva University, and Visiting Professor, NYU, Stanford, and Yeshiva

Key Features
· Considers the social and historical dimensions of negotiation of
· Presents an array of methodologies to examine the processes of
· Contributions consider multilingual settings in Europe, North America,
Australia, Africa and Asia


The volume highlights the role of language ideologies in the process of
negotiation of identities and shows that in different historical and
social contexts different identities may be negotiable or non-
negotiable. The chapters address various ways in which individuals may
be positioned or position themselves in a variety of contexts. In asking
questions about social justice, about who has access to symbolic and
material resources, about who is 'in' and who is 'out', the authors take
account not only of localised linguistic behaviours, attitudes and
beliefs; they also locate them in wider social contexts which include
class, race, ethnicity, generation, gender and sexuality.  The volume
makes a significant contribution to the development of theory in
understanding identity negotiation and social justice in multilingual

Preface/ Contributors/ Introduction Aneta Pavlenko and Adrian
Blackledge; New theoretical approaches to the study of negotiation of
identities in multilingual contexts.

1. "The making of an American": Negotiation of identities at the turn of
the 20th century Aneta Pavlenko;

2. Constructions of identity in political discourse in multilingual
Britain Adrian Blackledge;

3. Negotiating between bourge and racaille: Verlan as youth identity
practice in suburban Paris Meredith Doran;

4. Black Deaf or Deaf Black? Being Black and Deaf in Britain Melissa James
and Bencie Woll;

5. Mothers and mother tongue: Perspectives on self-
construction by mothers of Pakistani heritage  Jean Mills;

6. The politics of identity, representation, and the discourses of self-
identification Frances Giampapa;

7. Alice doesn't live here anymore: Foreign language learning and identity
reconstruction Celeste Kinginger ;

8. Intersections of literacy and construction of social identities
Benedicta Egbo;

9. Multilingual writers and the struggle for voice in academic discourse
Suresh Canagarajah;

10. Identity and language use: The politics of speaking ESL in schools
Jennifer Miller;

11.  Sending mixed messages: Language minority education at a Japanese
public elementary school Yasuko Kanno

Editor information

Aneta Pavlenko is Associate Professor of TESOL in the College of
Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, US. Her research examines
the relationship between language and cognition, emotions, and identity
in bi- and multilingual individuals. She is a co-editor of two other

Adrian Blackledge is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education,
University of Birmingham, UK. His research focuses on language
ideologies, relations of power, and the role of public discourse in
diverse societies.

Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 45 December 2003   format: 210 x
148mm   340 pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-647-7          £59.95/ US$89.95/ CAN$119.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-646-9           £27.95/ US$44.95/ CAN$64.95

This book (and all Multilingual Matters books) can be ordered via our
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details of how to order.

Kathryn King
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Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications
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