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Intertextuality

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Intertextuality occurs whenever we observe material from one text occur in other texts, explicitly as well as implicitly.

Indexicality

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Meaning that emerges out of text-context relations. Apart from (often) having a denotational meaning, linguistic and other signs are indexical in that they suggest metapragmatic, metalinguistic, metadiscursive features of meaning. Thus, an utterance may indexically invoke social norms, roles, identities.

ELLA 2.0

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ELLA stands for "Ethnographic Linguistic Landscape Analysis", and 2.0 points to the fact that offline signs are followed through to their online dimensions. ELLA 2.0 is, thus, online-offline Ethnographic Linguistic Landscape Analysis.

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.

Frame

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A frame is a set of meaningful signs connected to specific types of social action. Together they create a 'logic' of action and make the action understandable for those involved in it.

Formats

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Formats are recognizably patterned forms of behavior, subject to norms and judged accordingly by others.

Linguicism

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Linguicism is language discrimination or language racism, the discrimination of speakers of a certain language.

Discourse

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Discourse can be seen as language-in-action, something that is effectively used in communication.

To Jan Blommaert

Article
Sirpa Leppänen
27/04/2021
13 minutes to read

When Sirpa Leppänen, Elina Westinen and Samu Kytölä were thinking about how to put together their message to Jan Blommaert, they came up with the idea to design it as a dialogue.  A dialogue about academia, messiness and friendship. 

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In memory of Jan Blommaert 

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Sjaak Kroon
08/01/2021
5 minutes to read

It is with deep sadness that we received the news that January 7th, 2021, Jan Blommaert passed away at the age of 59.

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Jan Blommaert, the trail blazer

Article
Anna De Fina
07/01/2021
7 minutes to read

Anna De Fina met Jan Blommaert in the early 2000’s during a workshop on Narrative and Identity. That workshop was one of the pivotal experiences of her academic career and, to a certain extent of her life.

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Jan Blommaert on life

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In this file, we collect the work Jan Blommaert has written for Diggit Magazine and work of others about his impact on the academic field. 

"We only speak Dutch at school"

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Tessa Peters
01/05/2020
11 minutes to read

The use of home languages is not allowed in many schools in the Netherlands although a multilingual approach seems promising. This paper presents strategies that can be used as guidelines for dealing with multilingualism in the classroom.