Jazyková krajina jako kronika komplexity: Etnografický pohled na superdiverzifikovanou společnost

Translated title of the contribution: Language landscape as a chronicle of complexity: An ethnographic view of a superdiversified society

Jan Blommaert

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Abstract

A number of places in the world today, thanks to the increased turnover of people and the development of telecommunications, are undergoing fundamental changes that significantly diversify these locations in terms of the presence of different languages ​​and cultures. The book by Jan Blommaert, one of the most inspiring sociolinguists today, presents the theory of sociolinguistics of globalization in an imaginative connection with the concepts of semiotics, discourse analysis, migration studies and ethnography. In particular, ethnography, characterized by an effort to adequately capture the social and cultural complexity of the investigated localities in their historical depth, is not yet very developed for language and communication research in our country. The same applies to the use of knowledge about inscriptions and signs in the physical space, or linguistic landscape, to identify social and cultural changes. Ethnographic approach to the linguistic landscape, vividly applied in the analysis of one Antwerp district, it will also interest those who think about the current transformations of the city's public space.
Translated title of the contributionLanguage landscape as a chronicle of complexity: An ethnographic view of a superdiversified society
Original languageCzech
Place of PublicationUniverzita Karlova
PublisherKarolinum - Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy
Number of pages138
ISBN (Electronic)978-80-246-4852-1
ISBN (Print)978-80-246-4845-3
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Ethnography
  • Superdiversity and Linguistic Landscape
  • chronicles of Complexity

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