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2015-1-14

Orthography as social action


herausgeber

Jaffe, Alexandra
Androutsopoulos, Jannis
Sebba, Mark
Johnson, Sally


titel

Orthography as social action.

untertitel

Scripts, spelling, identity and power.


reihe

Language and Social Processes (LSP)

band

3

verlag

Walter de Gruyter Mouton

ort

Boston/Berlin

datum

auflage

1

isbn

978-1-61451-136-6

ausstattung, umfang

gebunden, VI, 396 s.


umschlag

umschlag

inhaltsverzeichnis

 

Chapter 1

Orthography as social action: Scripts, spelling, identity and power

1

Chapter 2

Orthography, publics and legitimation crisis: The 1996 reform of German

21

Chapter 3

Orthography and Orthodoxy in post-Soviet Russia

43

Chapter 4

Reclamation, revalorization and re-Tatarization via changing Tatar orthographies

65

Chapter 5

Hindi is perfect, Urdu is messy: the discourse of delegitimation of Urdu in India

103

Chapter 6

Spelling and identity in the Southern Netherlands (1750–1830)

135

Chapter 7

Orthography as literacy: how Manx was “reduced to writing”

161

Chapter 8

Orthography as practice: a Pennsylvania German case study

177

Chapter 9

Transcription in practice: nonstandard orthography

203

Chapter 10

Orthography and calligraphic ideology in an Iranian American heritage school

225

Chapter 11

Floating ideologies: Metamorphoses of graphic “Germanness”

255

Chapter 12

Whos punctuating what? Sociolinguistic variation in instant messaging

289

Chapter 13

How to spell the vernacular: a multivariate study of Jamaican e-mails and blogs

325

Chapter 14

“Greeklish”: Transliteration practice and discourse in the context of computer-mediated digraphia

359


voransicht

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verlagstext

The chapters in this edited volume explore the sociolinguistic implications of orthographic and scriptural practices in a diverse range of communicative contexts, ranging from schoolrooms to internet discussion boards. The focus is on the way that scriptural practices both index and constitute social hierarchies, identities and relationships and in some cases, become the focus for public language ideological debates. Capitalizing on the now robust body of literature on orthographic choice and debate in sociolinguistics and anthropological linguistics, the volume addresses a number of cross-cutting themes that connect orthographic practices to areas of contemporary interest in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. These themes include: the different social implications of self vs. other representation and the permeability of the personal/social and the public/private; how scriptural practices ("inscription") serve as sites for social discipline; the historical and intertextual frameworks for the meaning potentials of orthographic choice (relating to issues of genre and style); and writing as a broader semiotic field: the visual and esthetic dimensions of texts and metalinguistic "play" in spelling and its ambiguous implications for writer stance.