Turn-taking and the structural legitimization of bias: The case of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing by the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Publication date: November 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 69Author(s): Chase Wesley Raymond, Marissa Caldwell, Lisa Mikesell, Innhwa Park, Nicholas WilliamsAbstractThis paper offers an analysis of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, with particular attention to the role of the Committee chairperson within this procedural infrastructure—an infrastructure that, we argue, systematically provides for and thereby implicitly legitimizes the insertion of bias in its proceedings, while nonetheless orienting to an ideology of fairness based on time limits for speaking. Focusing...
Source: Language and Communication - October 19, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

‘Going negative’: An APPRAISAL analysis of the rhetoric of Donald Trump on Twitter
This article explores a selection of the tweets of President Donald Trump, specifically in relation to his use of negativity as a rhetorical political strategy. The study is guided by a corpus-based comparative keyword analysis and the analytical framework of APPRAISAL, from Systemic Functional Linguistics, which is concerned with the language of evaluation. The study reveals that in order to carry out an approach of ‘going negative’, Trump utilises the APPRAISAL system in a variety of ways, with the ultimate aim to attack and undermine the character of his political opponent. (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - October 10, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Language ideology and practice among Judeo-Spanish-speaking Sephardim in Seattle and South Florida
This study explores language ideologies among Judeo-Spanish-speaking Sephardim in Seattle (n = 22) and South Florida (n = 20). Speakers responded to a five-point Likert scale survey containing fifteen questions, which collected data about informants' use of Judeo-Spanish, metalinguistic awareness, and personal attitudes regarding contact with other languages. Some of the most significant between-group differences include feeling integrated into a community of Judeo-Spanish speakers, communicative proficiency in Modern Spanish, knowledge of which elements in Judeo-Spanish come from other languages, as we...
Source: Language and Communication - October 10, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Conversation analysis at the ‘middle region’ of public life: Greetings and the interactional construction of Donald Trump's political persona
This article uses conversation analysis to study the greetings that occur just before the start of a stage-managed White House media event. We first operationalize and illustrate the constellation of co-constructed practices that enable a ‘greeter’ to pivot between multiple ‘greeteds’, and we show how such an activity reconstitutes participants' situated social identities. We then broaden the scope of our inquiry to consider how such interactional practices contribute to Trump's political persona. We conclude by arguing that our approach can illuminate both the communication styles of specific indiv...
Source: Language and Communication - September 24, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Group assertion and group silencing
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Leo TownsendAbstractJennifer Lackey (2018) has developed an account of the primary form of group assertion, according to which groups assert when a suitably authorized spokesperson speaks for the group. In this paper I pose a challenge for Lackey's account, arguing that her account obscures the phenomenon of group silencing. This is because, in contrast to alternative approaches that view assertions (and speech acts generally) as social acts, Lackey's account implies that speakers can successfully assert regardless of how the...
Source: Language and Communication - September 19, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 68Author(s): (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - September 14, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

‘The illusion or the truth?’ – Back stage constructions of authenticity in an up-market restaurant
Publication date: November 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 69Author(s): Marie Maegaard, Martha Sif KarrebækAbstractBuilding on recent sociolinguistic and anthropological theories on authenticity, in this paper we take a sociolinguistic perspective on the construction of authenticity in a Copenhagen-based Bornholmian restaurant. Focus is on the tensions between different understandings of authenticity in the creation of a new predinner drink. Data include interactions between owner and staff where ingredients, serving, and glass design are negotiated, all connected to the general aim of creating ...
Source: Language and Communication - August 22, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Experimental results on the effect of politeness strategies on perceptions of police
Publication date: November 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 69Author(s): Belen Lowrey-KinbergAbstractRecent confrontations between citizens and police in the United States have led to calls to improve police-community relations. One theory gaining prominence is procedural justice theory, which states that respectful and fair treatment improves perceptions of police, regardless of the interaction's material outcome. Yet “respect” in the policing literature is defined in myriad ways. This experiment tests the effects of three speech styles derived from politeness theory on perceptions of an office...
Source: Language and Communication - August 7, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Groups speaking for themselves: Articulating first-person plural authority
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Hans Bernhard SchmidAbstractThis paper examines the ways in which group speech acts involve speakers. Against the view that groups need spokespeople speak for (or on behalf of, or in the name of) them, I argue that groups can speak for themselves. Group speech acts are a special type of joint intentional action. Groups speak when they express their illocutionary intention. Group illocutionary intentions are collective intentions of their members, and they are collective in virtue of the members' plural pre-reflective self-knowled...
Source: Language and Communication - August 3, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

How abstract concepts emerge from metaphorical images: The metonymic way
Publication date: November 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 69Author(s): Marianna Bolognesi, Paola VernilloAbstractWhile concrete concepts can be graphically represented within the pictorial mode by showing the referent that they designate, abstract concepts lack concrete referents that can be easily depicted. Nonetheless, in verbo-pictorial metaphors viewers are typically invited to construct comparisons between entities and this process often involves abstract concepts.This paper investigates the role of metonymy in abstract concepts representation within the pictorial mode. By means of qualitative and qu...
Source: Language and Communication - July 22, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

What are group speech acts?
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Kirk LudwigAbstractThe paper provides a taxonomy of group speech acts whose main division is that between collective speech acts (singing Happy Birthday, agreeing to meet) and group proxy speech acts in which a group, such as a corporation, employs a proxy, such as a spokesperson, to convey its official position. The paper provides an analysis of group proxy speech acts using tools developed more generally for analyzing institutional agency, particularly the concepts of shared intention, proxy agent, status role, status function, ...
Source: Language and Communication - June 24, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Voices from the outside: The instrumentality of radio messages in Colombian kidnappings
This article examines the linguistic instrumentality of the radio voice. By analysing the Voces del Secuestro messages, it is shown how a phenomenological listening of the radio voice gave hope in times of anguish. (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - June 24, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Victims or non-humans: Exploring the semantic preference of refugees in Spanish news articles
Publication date: November 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 69Author(s): Jorge Soto-Almela, Gema Alcaraz-MármolAbstractThis paper explores the discursive representation of refugees in a 1.8-million-word corpus of Spanish news articles collected from the digital libraries of El Mundo and El País. Through a corpus-assisted methodology, synchronic and diachronic analyses have been conducted in order to examine the semantic preference of the lemma refugiado over the 2010–16 period. The results show a semantic preference of refugiado for two major semantic sets, namely victimization and dehum...
Source: Language and Communication - June 24, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

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Publication date: July 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 67Author(s): (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - June 13, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Chronotopic relations: Chronotopes, scale, and scale-making
Publication date: Available online 10 May 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Zane Goebel, Howie MannsAbstractRecent work on scale, chronotope and scale-making offers exciting ways for rethinking what we often refer to as “context”. In this paper, we review these ideas pointing to how we might reconcile some of the overlaps in the concepts of scale and chronotope, while examining how we might look at chronotopic connection across quite different empirical divides drawn from a number of separate research projects in Indonesia. We propose that scale can be thought of as chains of chronotopes and th...
Source: Language and Communication - May 10, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Introduction: Chronotopes and chronotopic relations
Publication date: Available online 2 May 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Anna De Fina, Sabina Perrino (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - May 4, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Latinx perceptions of Spanish in Miami: Dialect variation, personality attributes and language use
This study examines the ways in which Cuban, Colombian, and Peninsular Spanish in Miami-Dade County (MDC) are conceptualized by Latinx participants in terms of implicit perceptions. We examine how Latinx college students – all residents of Miami – perceive Spanish language variation in Miami and predict putative differences in two domains: 1) personality characteristics related to warmth and competence traits (e.g., friendliness and intelligence), and 2) differences in usage and maintenance of Spanish. Data were analyzed for significance using a three by four within-subjects ANOVA with a series of specific stat...
Source: Language and Communication - May 1, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Towards Financial Semiology
Publication date: July 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 67Author(s): Shaul HayounAbstractThis paper offers a new avenue in contemplating semiology beyond linguistics: it introduces accounting as ‘Financial Semiology’. The paper discusses the implications of a semiological theorisation of accounting, particularly in problematising the conventional assumptions underlying two important accounting issues: recognition and measurement of the firm's assets, specifically with respect to the notion of alleged 'representation' of assets and their seemingly 'intrinsic value'. Through two core pillars in Sa...
Source: Language and Communication - April 29, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Commentary: Chronotopes, synchronization and formats
Publication date: Available online 27 April 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Jan BlommaertAbstractAfter a brief discussion of how the notion of chronotope enables us to address issues of context and contextualization in a more adequate way, this commentary turns to how, in the papers of this volume, two major themes emerge. One is about chronotope as a primarily moral notion; the other about chronotopic relations as forms of synchronization, where the latter can be understood as revolving around indexical vector reorientation towards ‘formats’ (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - April 28, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

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Publication date: May 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 66Author(s): (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - April 17, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Professor Alexandra Jaffe – By Dr. James Costa and Ms. Janet Connor
Publication date: May 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 66Author(s): (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - April 17, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

The problematic definition of ‘Chinese’ in Hong Kong
Publication date: July 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 67Author(s): Adam Scott ClarkAbstractHong Kong's language policy is codified in Article 9 of its Basic Law, which declares English and a non-specific ‘Chinese’ as the region's official languages. The definition of English is not particularly troublesome in Article 9; however, formulating a sound definition for the word ‘Chinese’ is problematic in the Hong Kong context. What does Chinese mean in Hong Kong? Does it refer to Cantonese, Putonghua, written Chinese, all of these or some of these? Hong Kong is a region wherein several ...
Source: Language and Communication - April 15, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Group speakers
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Grace PatersonAbstractThis paper examines group speech acts to argue against the view, here called speaker intentionalism, that one is a speaker behind a speech act in virtue of having the relevant communicative illocutionary intention. An alternative view is presented called speaker responsibilism according to which one is a speaker in virtue of having certain responsibilities. Complexities are considered which arise from the kinds of responsibilities the speaker has and the specific ways in which they are acquired. (Source: Lan...
Source: Language and Communication - March 21, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Metapragmatics of normalcy: Mobility, context, and language choice
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Farzad KarimzadAbstractDrawing on data from Iranian Azerbaijani migrants, I propose the notion of chronotopization to understand how perceptions of normative social behavior are dynamically constructed and organized with respect to time, space, and the people involved in the interaction. The differently scaled chronotopes of normalcy (re-)constructed and enregistered in these processes, I argue, guide social actors' sociolinguistic behaviors and normative judgments. Through an analysis of participants' metacommentaries on appropri...
Source: Language and Communication - March 8, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

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Publication date: March 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 65Author(s): (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - March 4, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Telling the Other's side: Formulating others' mental states in driver training
This article examines ascriptions of mental states to other road users in live traffic driver training. Through this practice, instructors formulate how others make sense of the trainee driver's car. Using multimodal conversation analysis, we demonstrate how others' side formulations support trainee drivers' communicative handling of the car during ongoing coordination events. In contrast, formulations occurring after coordination events serve educational ends, yielding the generic inferential practices by which competent drivers make contextual sense of others' actions. Therefore, others' side formulations comprise an imp...
Source: Language and Communication - March 4, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Odysseus the traveler: Appropriation of a chronotope in a community of practice
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Anna De Fina, Giuseppe Paternostro, Marcello AmorusoAbstractIn this article we analyze the role of chronotopes in the formation and negotiation of identities. In particular, we consider the case of a superdiverse community of practice formed by minors asylum seekers and teachers in a school of Italian in Sicily, Italy. In our analysis we stress the role of reciprocity on the ways in which the chronotopic figure of Odysseus is reinterpreted and appropriated by members of this community. We look at how through a process of mutua...
Source: Language and Communication - February 22, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Free the code, free the world: The chronotopic “worldness” of the virtual world of Ryzom
This article deploys Bakhtinian concepts of chronotopes operating at different scales to explore the worldness of one such online “world” (Ryzom's Atys). I will show that these different layered chronotopes become visible at moments of crisis. In each crisis, the chronotopic worldness of Atys affords developers and players not only a domain for potential conflict, but also political collaboration and engagement. (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - February 21, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Chronotopic identities: Narrating Made in Italy across spatiotemporal scales
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Sabina Perrino, Gregory KohlerAbstractThe potential that narratives have to transport storytellers and audiences across time and space has made them fertile sites to study temporal and spatial effects in many disciplines. Through an analysis of a corpus of oral narratives that we collected in Northern Italy, this article extends Bakhtin's notion of literary chronotopes to empirical real-time oral narratives as they emerge in our interviews with Italian executives. In particular, we explore how brand identities are (co)construc...
Source: Language and Communication - February 13, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Language, Mobility and Belonging
Publication date: Available online 11 January 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Kinga Kozminska, Leonie Schulte, Nancy Hawker, Rosemary Hall (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - January 12, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Change over time in the type and functions of crib speech around the fourth birthday
Publication date: July 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 67Author(s): Danielle L. Mead, Adam WinslerAbstractCrib speech, the monologue speech of a young child before s/he falls asleep, has been examined in very few studies to date. Private speech has been explored in relation to potential motivational and self-regulatory functions, but few studies have examined private speech in pretend play or pre-sleep contexts. This longitudinal case study examines the crib speech of a young girl between the ages of 46 and 50 months by exploring the content of her speech and how it changes over time, relations between typ...
Source: Language and Communication - January 10, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Talking about mindfulness: An ethnography of communication analysis of two speech communities
Publication date: July 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 67Author(s): Daniel Stofleth, Valerie ManusovAbstractMindfulness as a concept and practice has gained significant recognition, referenced and employed in both academic studies and the popular press. Broad conclusions are drawn about its relationships to other variables and its impacts or benefits. Taking an Ethnography of Communication approach, we perform a communication codes analysis on two speech communities (popular press articles and academic journal articles) to determine what each references when writing about ‘mindfulness.’ Academi...
Source: Language and Communication - January 10, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Exploring the ESOL-PSIT relation: Interpellation, resistance and resilience
This article explores the relationship between English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Public Service Interpreting and Translation (PSIT) and the problematic juxtaposition of the two in Government discourse. I analyse the discursive construction of the ESOL/PSIT subject at different levels and problematise language support provisions as acts of interpellation, drawing on quantitative and qualitative data collected in conjunction with associates at Multilingual Manchester that shed light on lived experience of provisions. I conclude that any city-region language strategy needs to address three interrelated issues...
Source: Language and Communication - January 7, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

‘Back to the “futur”’: Mobility and immobility through English in Algeria
Publication date: Available online 4 January 2019Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Camille JacobAbstractBased on year-long ethnographic fieldwork, this paper examines how global discourses of English as the “international language” are read, reproduced and appropriated in non-Anglophone postcolonial settings, taking Algeria as a case study. English is heralded as the “language of the future”, equated with “moving on” from the colonial past towards new connections, new horizons, and new articulations of a global-national identity. It is both a movement forward, and an attempt...
Source: Language and Communication - January 5, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

‘They just had such a sweet way of speaking’: Constructed voices and prosodic styles in Kodiak Alutiiq
Publication date: July 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 67Author(s): Julia Coombs FineAbstractResearch in sociocultural linguistics has increasingly focused on the interplay of prosodic style, interactional stance, and personahood. This analysis investigates the prosodic stylization of constructed dialogue in Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered Aleut-Yupik-Inuit language. Conceptualizing prosodic styles as comprised of multiple variables, I analyze each speaker's average F0, F0 range, voice quality, speech rate, and intonation contour across excerpts of constructed dialogue and non-constructed dialogue speech. Th...
Source: Language and Communication - January 5, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 64Author(s): (Source: Language and Communication)
Source: Language and Communication - December 27, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Lost in dictation. A cognitive approach to oral poetry: Frames, scripts and ‘unnecessary’ words in the Jebli ayyu
Publication date: January 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 64Author(s): Sarali GintsburgAbstractRecent interest in oral poetic traditions has centred on the possibility of applying cognitive linguistic categories in order to shed light on the nature of poetic improvisation across a range of cultures and historical periods (Boas, 2016). Frames, or topics or scenes, can be seen to be associated with particular scripts, consisting at least partly of formulaic language, which facilitates the process of poetic creation in real time. This paper focuses on the ayyu, a short improvised oral poetic genre common amon...
Source: Language and Communication - December 6, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Differential responses to constraints on naming agency among indigenous peoples and immigrants in Canada
This article illuminates the social structures and relations that shape agency for members of two marginalized groups in Canada and examines how individuals respond differently to constraints on their power to name themselves and their children. Constraints on spelling, structure and choice of name are framed according to the particular positions of indigenous peoples and immigrants in relation to European settler society as either ‘original inhabitants’ or ‘recent arrivals’. These historically unequal power relations are manifest in intertwined ideologies of language, identity and nation, evident i...
Source: Language and Communication - December 5, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Standardization(s) and regimentation: Polynomic orthodoxies and potentials
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2018Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Alexandra JaffeAbstractThis paper asks how standardization is related to different regimes of language by looking at standardization in a minority language context, Corsica. This regime, which is based on polynomie, a plural ideology of language, was constructed in opposition to the ideological monolingual bulwark of the French State. Through an analysis of signage, institutionally produced websites and other texts, and sports teams banners, I look at how this language ‘from somewhere’ is framed as a) a source of p...
Source: Language and Communication - November 30, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Problematizing information-seeking Wh-questions
Publication date: January 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 64Author(s): Hansun Zhang WaringAbstractImportant conversation analytic work has made evident how responses to questions may be designed to resist the terms, agendas, and constraints of those questions (e.g., Heritage, 1998; Lee, 2013; Stivers & Hayashi, 2010). Based on audio-recordings of 17 publicly-available information webinars delivered by a U. S. philanthropic foundation to prospective applicants, the paper describes three methods leveraged by the institutional representatives that treat wh-questions that seek information during Q&A as...
Source: Language and Communication - November 30, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

‘Invisible minorities’ and ‘hidden diversity’ in Saint-Petersburg's linguistic landscape
Publication date: Available online 23 November 2018Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Vlada Baranova, Kapitolina FedorovaAbstractThe article deals with representation of labour migrants’ languages in St. Petersburg’s linguistic landscape. The data analyzed in the article were gathered through fieldwork (in 2016–2017) in different districts of the city. The communication between the majority and ethnic minorities is conducted only in Russian, both in official and in informal exchanges, such as between commercial agencies and non-Russian speakers. Even in places with no official regulation, non-...
Source: Language and Communication - November 23, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Beyond the speech community: On belonging to a multilingual, diasporic, and digital social network
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2018Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Marco JacquemetAbstractThe experience of linguistic globalization, and the sociolinguistic disorder it entails, requires a serious retooling of most basic units of sociolinguistic analysis—foremost among them the speech community. The randomness and indeterminacy of contemporary flows of people, knowledge, texts, and commodities across social and geographical space is affecting the linguistic ideological boundaries of inclusion and exclusion. In particular, we can no longer assume that shared knowledge, especially indexi...
Source: Language and Communication - November 21, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Regimes of hearing: Norwegian qualia of quiet and noise as heard through a migrant classroom
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Janet E. ConnorAbstractThrough an analysis of the way the qualia of noise and quiet are invoked and either given value or stigmatized in a school in Oslo, Norway, this paper traces the ways that people's bodies, their voices, and their material environments are constructed as being either similar or opposed to the ‘us’ of middle-class, majority Norwegians. I build on Inoue (2003)'s argument that modes of hearing are the effect of a particular regime of social power. This attention to qualia allows us to develop cle...
Source: Language and Communication - November 14, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Regimenting ideologies
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Judith T. IrvineAbstractThis discussion of the articles in this special issue reflects on the concept of regimentation and the ideological work that reproduces or challenges regimentations and their objects. The discussion highlights the semiotic processes of typification, anchoring, comparison, and scale-making, which are important to how ideological regimentation works. These processes remind us that ideologies are always partial, relying on a person's position within their social world, and thus regimentation cannot be tota...
Source: Language and Communication - November 14, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

The enregisterment of “Barnsley” dialect: Vowel fronting and being ‘broad’ in Yorkshire dialects
Publication date: January 2019Source: Language & Communication, Volume 64Author(s): Paul CooperAbstractIn this paper I investigate Yorkshire speakers' perceptions of Barnsley dialect. Interviews with speakers from different parts of Yorkshire revealed that the most frequently defined variety of “Yorkshire” dialect was “Barnsley”. When demonstrating how this variety differed from other Yorkshire varieties, informants produce a fronted vowel in the first syllable of ‘Barnsley’. I illustrate that this pronunciation has indexical links (Johnstone, Andrus, and Danielson 2006) to social va...
Source: Language and Communication - November 14, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Language regimes and corporeal practices of ‘making known’: Speech action, collective assembly, and the politics of recognition in India
Publication date: Available online 10 November 2018Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Lisa MitchellAbstractThe language regime that imposed an alien standard on the more economically and socially disadvantaged communities and regions of India where Telugu is spoken would likely not have had as large an impact if it had not occurred along with another, even more significant shift in communicative regimes that has been much less documented. This paper argues that over the course of the long nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, individual speech action, the voice of the autonomous individual, and new forms of...
Source: Language and Communication - November 12, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Authenticity, belonging, and charter myths of Cantonese
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2018Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Andrew D. WongAbstractThrough an analysis of arguments for protecting Cantonese against the encroachment of Putonghua in post-1997 Hong Kong, this article explores tensions in the ideological complex of authenticity and highlights the importance of investigating how spatial and temporal relationships work together to shape understandings of what counts as ‘real’, ‘natural’, and ‘original’. To endow Cantonese with authority, language advocates in Hong Kong draw on contrasting ideologies of aut...
Source: Language and Communication - November 10, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Identity work through language choice in the Siwa Oasis: The exploitation and iconization of Siwi
This article concerns identity work—both the semiotic processes through which it is accomplished and the motivation behind it. Specifically, this article focuses on ethnolinguistic identity: how ethnolinguistic grouping is sustained by linguistic ideologies and how rigid categorization is toned down in everyday practice. Using an empirical study of the relations of sameness and distinction established with the Siwan group by non-members through their use—or non-use—of the Siwi language, this article will attempt to show that, based on Siwi's acquired status as an icon of group identity, the language is us...
Source: Language and Communication - November 10, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Regimenting the Gaeltacht: Authenticity, anonymity, and expectation in contemporary Ireland
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2018Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Bernadette O'Rourke, Sara C. BrennanAbstractDrawing on the framework of authenticity and anonymity, this article explores the Irish State's mobilisation of these opposing yet interrelated language ideologies in efforts to regiment the use of Irish both within the traditionally Irish-speaking Gaeltacht areas and nationwide. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in western Ireland, we examine how non-traditional Irish speakers' understanding of the Gaeltacht and its native speakers as a resource for immersion in the authentic language ...
Source: Language and Communication - November 10, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Regimes of language, whiteness and social class: The negotiation of sociolinguistic privileges by British migrants in rural France
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2018Source: Language & CommunicationAuthor(s): Aude EtrillardAbstractThis ethnographic study of British migration in rural Brittany (France) reveals that the British benefit from positive attitudes towards their language, opening opportunities for them to access resources in English – a rare exception to the local monolingual ideology. The paper argues that the English language owes its specific place not only to its supranational status, but also to the consubstantial articulation of whiteness and class categorizations by migrants and the local population. Here, whit...
Source: Language and Communication - November 3, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research