Language, Literacy, and Diversity
Edited by Christopher Stroud, Mastin Prinsloo
Routledge – 2013 – 320 pages
The book brings together researchers who are leading the innovative and important re-theorization of language and literacy in relation to social mobility, multilingualism, and globalization. The collection examines local and global flows of people, language, and literacy in relation to social practice; the role (and nature) of boundary maintenance or disruption in global, transnational, and translocal contexts; and the lived experiences of individuals on the front lines of global, transnational, and translocal processes.
The contributors pay attention to the dynamics of multilingualism in located settings and the social and personal management of multilingualism in socially stratified and ethnically plural social settings. Together, they offer ground-breaking research on language practices and documentary practices as regards to access, selection, social mobility, and gate-keeping processes in a range of settings across several continents: Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
Preface Crain Souden Introduction: Renewing Language and Literacy Studies Mastin Prinsloo and Christopher Stroud Part 1: Researching Diversity: Theory and Description 1. Truly Moving Texts Jan Blommaert 2. Super-Diversity and Social Class: The View from Interaction Ben Rampton 3. Insular Linguistic Motilities Alastair Pennycook 4. Classifying Migrants in the Field of Health: Sociolinguistic Scale and the Neoliberal State James Collins and Stef Slembrouck 5. Shades, Voice and Mobility: Afar Pastoralist and Rift Valley Communities (Re)Interpreting Literacy Practices Kathleen Heugh Part 2: Identity, Place, Mobility 6. Ethnicity and Heritage Language in Diaspora: The Identification Practices of Sri Lankan Tamil Youth Suresh Canagarajah 7. Script Choice, Language Loss, and the Politics of Anamnesis: Kashmiri in Diaspora Rakesh Bhatt 8. The Making of a Dialect Dictionary in Relation to Community Oral Norms and Literacy Practices Rajend Mesthrie 9. Is There a Market for English as a Lingua Franca? Joseph Park and Lionel Wee Part 3: Moving Literacies 10. Revisiting the Literacy Event in Roadville and Trackton Kimberly Lenters 11. ‘When I moved, I found God.’ Rural-urban Migration, Literacy and Identity in a Cape Town Township Charlyn Dyers and Fatima Slemming 12. Multilingual Mobile Literacies in South Africa Ana Deumert 13. Place and (im-)mobility: The need for auto-ethnography in ethnographic studies of literacy Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza 14. "Ariadne’s thread?" Mobility, scale and the New Literacy Studies Catherine Kell Part 4: Diversity and Education 15. Learning Chinese as an Additional, Transnational Language: Negotiating Identity, Community, and Legitimacy Patricia A. Duff and Duanduan Li 16. Growth of Communicative Competence in a Dynamic African Context: Challenges for Developmental Assessment Robert Serpell 17. Researching Academic Language and Literacies in Ethnolinguistically Diverse Classrooms Constant Leung and Brian Street 18. Marginalized Knowledges and Marginalized Languages for Epistemic Access to Vygotsky’s Theory Michael Joseph and Esther Ramani 19. Othering, Xenophobia, and Critical Literacy Education Hilary Janks 20. Recontextualizing Research, Glocalizing Pedagogies Elsa Auerbach
Christopher Stroud is Professor of Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Stockholm University, Sweden.
Mastin Prinsloo is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.