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Alternative Voices

(Re)searching Language, Culture, Identity …

Editor(s): S. Imtiaz Hasnain, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta and Shailendra Mohan
Contributors: Ruquia Hussain, A K Sinha, Mohammad Sajjad, Ambilini Anna Markose, Ali R Fatihi, Rizwan Qaiser, Salil Misra,

Book Description

This edited volume presents Alternative Voices in the contexts of present-day and historical globalisation, the emergence of the knowledge society, increased global-local or glocal migration flows, the explosion of social media, and disparate regional growth that have both impacted and shaped the sociocultural fabric of geopolitical spaces across the world. The volume builds upon twenty-seven contributions that focus upon issues related to language, culture and identity from a multidisciplinary nexus of historical, philosophical and empirically-based traditions. Positioned in post-colonial emic heritage, the research presented here challenges the “monolingual (including monocultural) bias” and the “linguacentric bias” in the Language Sciences.

This volume is an important contribution in terms of analyzing and demonstrating issues related to the complexity of culture and language, and their links with social, political, economic forces, particularly the tensions related to glocal identity positions that are evoked and played out in geopolitically heterogeneous spaces. Given its multidisciplinary nature, this volume presents individual comprehensive accounts of complexities that have been poorly understood and inadequately covered in the existing literature – both in Southern and Northern contexts.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4716-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4716-X
Date of Publication: 01/05/2013
Pages / Size: 415 / A5
Price: £54.99
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Biography

S. Imtiaz Hasnain is Professor of Sociolinguistics at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His main research interests include critical discourse studies and minority language issues, and he is currently working on social and cultural practices of internally displaced populations in multilingual spaces.

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta is Professor at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Örebro University, Sweden. Her main research interests include social dimensions of learning, languaging, communication and identity from multidisciplinary and intersectional perspectives.

Shailendra Mohan is Associate Professor in Austro-Asiatic Linguistics at the Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, India. His main research interests include typological studies of tribal and minority languages and he is currently working on the documentation and description of endangered language varieties in India.