[Review] Siân Preece (2016) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity

Williams, Simon (2017) [Review] Siân Preece (2016) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity. Discourse and Society, 30. ISSN 0957-9265 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Like others in the same series, the The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity offers a timely review of a major sub-discipline within applied linguistics. The book is marketed as a reference tool for a general academic readership from (Applied) Linguistics, Education and TESOL, a breadth that is reflected in the range of its contributor backgrounds. The Handbook is organised in five parts: theoretical perspectives on language and identity (seven chapters); social determinants (eight chapters); research approaches and considerations (five chapters); case studies (eleven chapters); and discussions around future trends (six chapters). Most of the contributors take either a social constructionist or poststructuralist approach to understanding identity, which is defined by Joseph in the opening chapter as ‘who individuals are, understood in terms of the group to which they belong’ (p. 25).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Language, identity
Schools and Departments: School of English > Sussex Centre for Language Studies
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English > PE1001 Modern English
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Depositing User: Simon Williams
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 08:05
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 15:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70368

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