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Chronotope

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A chronotope, as defined by Bakhtin, is a specific spacetime context enabling a plot, characters, and rules for action and meaning.

Linguistic landscape

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Linguistic landscape is an object of sociolinguistic analysis and comprises publicly visible language samples displayed in a certain area.

Coevalness

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The term coevalness refers to sharing the same timeframe. Much like 'medieval' refers to the middle ages, co-eval refers to a shared age.

Ethnography

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Ethnography can be defined as the small-scale study of human behavior through "clinical" observation and intersubjective participation.

Digital ethnography

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Digital ethnography is a specific approach to research ‘on online practices and communications, and on offline practices shaped by digitalisation’
Lauren Zentz

Lauren Zentz on Digital Culture in 2018 and 2019

Interview
The Editors
14/12/2018

In this interview Lauren Zentz shares her thoughts about the impact of digital culture, and talks about her hopes for the future. For instance, she hopes that her work will contribute to our understandings of how to conduct sociolinguistic and ethnographic research that accounts for the power and even the ubiquity of the internet in many people’s daily lives.

The politics of crime. Who gets to define what’s illegal?

Column
Paul Mutsaers
01/06/2017
4 minutes to read

The notion of the ethics of illegality enables us to compare policing, security and crime beyond the boundaries of the nation-state. It may help us understand how police and policed across the world deal differently or similarly with law breaking. 

#BlackLivesMatter

Paper
Laura Nelissen
08/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Black Lives Matter is a movement known and active all over the world. It all started with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter but now their message is more complex. The constructed message of a movement.