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SpringerBriefs in Linguistics

Language, Social Media and Ideologies

Translingual Englishes, Facebook and Authenticities

Authors: Dovchin, Sender

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  • Explores bi/multilingualism among young people through transnational linguistic and cultural flows in modern globalization
  • Demonstrates how languages are de-constructed when they come into contact with social media users around the world
  • Presents significant insights into ideologies of authenticity in an interconnected world
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This book seeks to contribute to the critical applied linguistics by investigating the dynamic role of English on social media, focusing on EFL university students in East Asia – Mongolia and Japan. Drawing on sets of Facebook data, the book primarily emphasizes that the presence of English on social media should be understood as ‘translingual’ not only due to its multiple recombinations of resources, genres, modes, styles, and repertories but also due to its direct connections with a broader socio-cultural, historical and ideological meanings. Secondly, EFL university students metalinguistically claim multiple ideologies of linguistic authenticities in terms of their usage of ‘translingual Englishes’ on social media as opposed to other colliding language ideologies such as linguistic purity and linguistic dystopia. The question of how they reclaim the notion of linguistic authenticity, however, profoundly differs, depending on their own often-diverse criteria, identities, beliefs, and ideas. This shows that mixing and mingling at its very core, the existence of ‘translingual Englishes’ on social media provides us with a significant view to accommodate the multiple co-existence and multiple origins of authenticity in the increasingly interconnected world. The book concludes the possibility of applying the ideas of ‘translingual Englishes’ on social media in critical EFL classroom settings, in their careful re-assessment of the complexity of contemporary linguistic experiences and beliefs of their EFL learners.

About the authors

Dr. Sender Dovchin is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Education, Curtin University. Previous positions include Associate Professor at the University of Aizu, Japan. She is a recipient of a Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council. Her research explores the sociolinguistics of globalization, post bi/multilingualism, linguistic racism and youth in the peripheries. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26138-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language, Social Media and Ideologies
Book Subtitle
Translingual Englishes, Facebook and Authenticities
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Linguistics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26139-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26139-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-26138-2
Series ISSN
2197-0009
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 83
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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