Superdiversity

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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.

Enoughness

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Enoughness is a theory of contemporary identity that states that identities are constructed out of a particular portion ("enough") of emblematic identity features.

Superdiversity

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Superdiversity (also written as super-diversity) refers to two major changes occurring across the world after the end of the Cold War: (a) new patterns of migration causing demographc changes, and (b) the emerging internet and its generalized spread, influencing all aspects of social, cultural and economic life.
scotland, brexit, eu-families

EU families feel more welcome in Scotland than they do in the rest of the UK

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Marie Godin
29/10/2019
5 minutes to read

Drawing on new research, Marie Godin and Nando Sigona find evidence that despite Brexit uncertainty, EU families living in Scotland feel they belong to the national community to a greater extent than in other parts of the UK.

Uitgewezen: over Apu, racisme en boekenverbranding

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Goedele Ghijsen
13/09/2019
4 minutes to read

In deze pittige column stelt Goedele Ghijsen niet alleen het racisme aan de kaak, ze pleit ook voor de diversificatie van de jeugdliteratuur (en de boekenkast van Lisa Simpson).

What linguistic landscapes hide

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Jan Blommaert
11/03/2019
6 minutes to read

Offline linguistic landscapes hide a lot that only becomes overt when one traces these landscapes to their online extensions. It is by this move that we begin to get a grasp of the real complexity of "local" phenomena in a superdiverse world.

Papiamentu, language ideology and language use in Curaçao

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Ashna Coster
01/02/2019
14 minutes to read

Even though Curaçao was a former colony there are still certain tendencies in its society, especially regarding language, that make you wonder whether the colonial period has truly ended for the country. 

digital culture, Lauren Zentz

Digital culture in 2019

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Digital technologies are so omnipresent around the world that the study of digital culture potentially encompasses all aspects of everyday life, and is not limited to the internet or modern communication technologies.