By Ahmar Mahboob, Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ken Cruickshank
This edited assortment examines how humans use quite a number diversified modalities to barter, impact, and/or undertaking their very own or different people's identities. It brings jointly linguistic students desirous about problems with identification via a learn of language use in a variety of kinds of written texts, dialog, functionality, and interviews.
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Bristol: Multingual Matters. ). 2011. Digital discourse: Language in the new media. New York: Oxford University Press. van Leeuwen, Theo. 2005. Introducing Social Semiotics. London: Routledge. Brian Paltridge Language, identity, and communities of practice 1 Introduction This chapter discusses the relationship between language, identity, and communities of practice (Wenger 1998) as it is in our participation in communities of practice, through the use of language and other modes of communication, that identities are both created and recognized by others (Gee 2000; Blommaert 2005).
In the next section we discuss how these dynamics are presented in the chapters. 3 The contributions The chapters in this book are organized around several running themes; as varied as methodology focused ones to those concerned with ideology, migration, and authority, and performance and creativity. In presenting their analyses the authors draw on a number of theoretical frameworks and methodologies. , sociocultural linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, narrative positioning), others newly introduced (sociostylistics in Djenar, identity management in Mahboob).
The recounted exchange below between a PhD candidate at an Indonesian university and her supervisor is a good illustration of how identity as a research topic continues to attract new adherents. In a recent visit to Australia, the said PhD candidate recounted how, shortly after the commencement of her candidature, she sought her supervisor’s approval for her chosen thesis topic, teacher identity in the EFL classroom. Upon hearing the word “identity” the supervisor asked in earnest: “Identity? What is it anyway?
Language and Identity across Modes of Communication by Ahmar Mahboob, Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ken Cruickshank