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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.
Lady Gaga on the red carpet

Little Monsters: The fans behind Lady Gaga

Article
Juul Seuren
06/04/2020
11 minutes to read

Pop artist and icon Lady Gaga has a huge fanbase who call themselves Little Monsters. These Little Monsters can be described as a social group. This article introduces them and focuses on how they function as a group in today's society.

Skaters in Eindhoven

When are you 'skater enough' in Eindhoven?

Article
Tinka Krikke
08/04/2020
10 minutes to read

Skaters in Eindhoven seem to form communities with their own norms and ideas about authenticity. How does one become an authentic skater in the city and how do they represent themselves on social media?

Zhu Hua

Diggit profile: Zhu Hua

Interview
Jan Blommaert
09/01/2020

Global geopolitical and technological changes have deeply affected the identity work performed by young Chinese-heritage children in the UK and beyond. Zhu Hua highlights the complexities of these processes.

Chinese Indonesian hairdresser in Jakarta, Indonesia

Identity crisis: the confusion of being Chinese Indonesian

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
20/03/2020
11 minutes to read

Chinese Indonesians experience a kind of constant identity crisis, not knowing whether they belong to Chinese or Indonesian society. This article explores how they strike a delicate balance in the in-between.

scotland, brexit, eu-families

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

Column
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

Column
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

Column
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

Paper
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.