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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.
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GLOW: Critiquing the Stereotypes of American Identities on TV (Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch)

Review
Marit van Dijck
05/10/2022
8 minutes to read

Glow critiques how stereotypes in the media do not do justice to the complex lived realities of multicultural individuals in America through the juxtaposition of stereotypical performances with the lived realities of individuals.

 

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E-boys and the emergence of new subcultures

Article
Gabriel Kuczyński
21/01/2021
9 minutes to read

This article examines the e-boy phenomenon and a Reddit discussion on why they should not wear band t-shirts and Thrasher merchandise, with a focus on gatekeeping and stereotypes.

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Revealing racist words in the superdiverse era

Paper
Anne Marte Gardenier
20/05/2020
11 minutes to read

This article focuses on Dutch vocabulary changes that are brought on by inter-cultural contact as a result of globalization. The superdiverse population of the Netherlands is raising awareness for racist Dutch vocabulary. 

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Little Monsters: The fans behind Lady Gaga

Article
Juul Seuren
03/01/2020
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
05/12/2019
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
04/12/2019

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.

Maastricht

The linguistic landscape of Maastricht

Article
j.e.n.grassere@uvt.nl Grassère
26/11/2019
11 minutes to read

Old factory signs, preserved French hotel names and signs in the local dialect paint Maastricht's rich linguistic landscape. An analysis of three examples showcases how the city's history and current developments are embedded in public signs.