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Title English and ethnicity / edited by Janina Brutt-Griffler and Catherine Evans Davies
Published New York, N.Y. ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 308 pages)
Series Signs of race
Signs of race.
Contents Introduction / Catherine Evans Davies -- pt. 1. Frameworks. The discursive framing of phonological acts of identity : Welshness through English / Nikolas Coupland -- A sociolinguistics of "double-consciousness" : English and ethnicity in the Black experience / Alamin A. Mazrui -- Basic English, Chinglish, and translocal dialect / Yunte Huang -- pt. 2. Representatioins. Representing Jewish identity through English / Cynthia Goldin Bernstein -- Linguistic displays of identity among Dominicans in national and diasporic settings / Almeida Jacqueline Torbio -- pt. 3. Contexts. Speaking for ourselves : indigenous cultural integrity and continuance / Simon J. Ortiz -- English and the construction of aboriginal identities in the Eastern Canadian Arctic / Donna Patrick -- Constructing a diaspora identity in English : the case of Sri Lankan Tamils / A. Suresh Canagarajah -- pt. 4. Connections. Teaching English among linguistically diverse students / John Baugh -- Playing with race in transnational space : rethinking mestizaje / Marcia Farr -- African American vernacular English : roots and branches / John R. Rickford -- Race and ethnicity in the English-speaking world / Janina Brutt-Griffler
Part I: Frameworks * The Discursive Framing of Phonological Acts of Identity: Welshness through English--Nikolas Coupland * A Sociolinguistics of?Double-Consciousness?: English and Ethnicity in the Black Experience--Alamin A. Mazrui * Basic English, Chinglish, and Translocal Dialect--Yunte Huang * Part II: Representations * Representing Jewish Identity through English--Cynthia Goldin Bernstein * Linguistic Displays of Identity among Dominicans in National and Diasporic Settings--A. Jacqueline Toribio * Part III: Contexts * Speaking for Ourselves: Indigenous Cultural Integrity and Continuance--Simon J. Ortiz * English and the Construction of Aboriginal Identities in the Eastern Canadian Arctic--Donna Patrick * Constructing a Diaspora Identity in English: The Case of Sri Lankan Tamils--A. Suresh Canagarajah * Part IV: Connections * Teaching English among Linguistically Diverse Students--John Bough * Playing with Race in Transnational Space: Rethinking Mestizaje--Marcia Farr *African American Vernacular English: Roots and Branches--John Rickford * Race and Ethnicity in the English-speaking World--Janina Brutt-Griffler
Summary English and Ethnicity offers a scholarly but accessible exploration of the complex interaction between the English language and the (de) construction of ethnicity. Centered in applied (socio) linguistics, the volume?s diverse essays demonstrate that the constructs of both English and ethnicity are contested sites of identity formation in the English- speaking world. They illustrate that while for some English use indexes ethnicity, for others its usage involves equally significant processes of de-ethnicization. English and Ethnicity enriches our understanding of the contemporary dialogue on heritage languages, language policy, and language maintenance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English language.
Ethnicity -- English-speaking countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Brutt-Griffler, Janina, 1966-
Davies, Catherine Evans.
ISBN 0230601804 (electronic bk.)
9780230601802 (electronic bk.)