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Blommaert, Jan

Works: 171 works in 663 publications in 4 languages and 16,928 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Contributor, Other, dgs, Author of introduction, Redactor, Creator, zxx
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Most widely held works by Jan Blommaert
Debating diversity : analysing the discourse of tolerance by Jan Blommaert( )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the rhetoric of the 'tolerant majority' - those who view themselves as being open to a diverse society - a rhetoric that is prevalent throughout the news media and political world
Ethnographic fieldwork : a beginner's guide by Jan Blommaert( )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2020 in English and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text describes ethnographic fieldwork as the gradual accumulation of knowledge about something you don't know much about to begin with, facilitated by theoretical and methodological instruments. The book provides an easy to read introduction to quite complex ideas about knowledge
The pragmatics of intercultural and international communication : selected papers of the International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, August 17-22, 1987 (volume III), and the Ghent Symposium on Intercultural Communication by Jan Blommaert( )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a selection of papers from a special session of the International Pragmatics Conference (Antwerp, August 1987) and from the Symposium on Intercultural Communication (Ghent, December 1987). Studying the communicative styles of cultures and social groups, both at the descriptive level and at the level of pragmatic theory construction, should be a target of pragmatics as a discipline. A clear view is needed of the restrictions on adaptability involving potential fields of conflict in intercultural and international communication. As the contributions to this volume demonstrate, very little should be taken for granted in this respect
Discourse : a critical introduction by Jan Blommaert( )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new introduction offers a critical approach to discourse, written by an expert uniquely placed to cover the subject for a variety of disciplines. Organised along thematic lines, the book begins with an outline of the basic principles, moving on to examine the methods and theory of CDA (critical discourse analysis). This concise introduction will be welcomed by students and researchers in a variety of disciplines involved in the study of discourse, including linguistics, linguistic anthropology and the sociology of language."--Jacket
Discourse and human rights violations( )

24 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Language and Politics 5:1 (2006), this collection of papers focuses, from a number of different disciplinary perspectives, on aspects of language and communication in official processes of dealing with traumatic pasts. It is a text that belongs to the genre of talking about pain, about state violence, about uncovering suppressed truths. Linguists and a number of other social scientists investigate discourses, mostly ones generated during hearings of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), scrutinizing them for how trauma
The sociolinguistics of globalization by Jan Blommaert( )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human language has changed in the age of globalization: no longer tied to stable and resident communities, it moves across the globe, and it changes in the process. The world has become a complex 'web' of villages, towns, neighbourhoods and settlements connected by material and symbolic ties in often unpredictable ways. This phenomenon requires us to revise our understanding of linguistic communication. In The Sociolinguistics of Globalization Jan Blommaert constructs a theory of changing language in a changing society, reconsidering locality, repertoires, competence, history and sociolinguistic inequality"--Provided by publisher
State ideology and language in Tanzania by Jan Blommaert( )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tanzania is often seen as an exceptional case of successful language planning in Africa, with Swahili being spread to all corners of the country. Yet, this objective success has always been accompanied by a culture of complaints proclaiming its utter failure. State Ideology and Language in Tanzania sets out to explore this paradox through a richly documented historical, sociolinguistic and anthropological approach covering the story of Swahili from the early days of independence until today. Focusing on the ways in which Swahili was swept up in the 'Ujamaa revolution' - the transition to socialism led by president Nyerere - Jan Blommaert demonstrates how the language became an emblem not just of the Tanzanian 'cultural' nation, but above all of the 'political' nation. Using Swahili meant the acceptance of socialism, and the spread of Swahili across the country should equal the spread of Ujamaa socialism. When this did not happen, the verdict of failure was proclaimed on Swahili, which did not prevent the language from becoming one of the most widely used and dynamic languages on the continent. This book is a thoroughly revised version of the 1999 edition, which was welcomed at the time as a classic. It now extends the period of coverage to 2012 and includes an entirely new chapter on current developments, making this updated edition an essential read for students and scholars in language, linguistics and African Studies
Language ideological debates( )

20 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnography, superdiversity and linguistic landscapes : chronicles of complexity by Jan Blommaert( )

22 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superdiversity has rendered familiar places, groups and practices extraordinarily complex, and the traditional tools of analysis need rethinking. Here, Jan Blommaert investigates his own neighbourhood in Antwerp, Belgium, from a complexity perspective
Language Ideological Debates by Jan Blommaert( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durkheim and the Internet : sociolinguistics and the sociological imagination by Jan Blommaert( )

19 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociolinguistic evidence is an undervalued resource for social theory, and in this book, Jan Blommaert uses contemporary sociolinguistic insights to develop another sociological imagination. Taking Durkheim as the point of departure, he first demonstrates how the facts of language and social interaction can be used as conclusive refutations of individualistic theories of society such as 'Rational Choice'. Next, he engages with theorizing the post-Durkheimian social world in which we currently live. This new social world operates 'offline' as well as 'online' and is characterized by 'vernacular globalization'. These fundamental changes, announced by theorists such as Castells and Appadurai, require a new set of theoretical and conceptual tools capable of capturing the complexity and dynamics of contemporary societies. Blommaert proposes new theories of social norms, social action, identity, social groups, integration, social structure and power, all of them animated by a deep understanding of language and social interaction. - website publisher
Handbook of pragmatics by Jef Verschueren( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grassroots literacy : writing, identity and voice in central Africa by Jan Blommaert( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ease with which people and messages flow around world poses significant questions with regards to literacy and its mobility and inequality in the age of globalization. This book considers how 'grassroots' literacy in the Third World develops outside the literacy-saturated environments of the developed world
Dangerous multilingualism : northern perspectives on order, purity and normality( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the endangering effects of language-ideological processes. This book looks at the challenges imposed by globalization and super-diversity on the nation state and its language situations and ideologies, and demonstrates how many of its problems rise from the tension between late-modern diversity and the (pre-)modernist responses to it. --
Language and superdiversity by Karel Arnaut( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first synthesis of work done in sociolinguistic superdiversity, this volume offers a substantial introduction to the field and the issues and state-of-the-art research papers organized around three themes: Sketching the paradigm, Sociolinguistic complexity, Policing complexity. The focus is to show how complexity rather than plurality can serve as a lens through which an equally vast range of topics, sites, and issues can be tied together. Superdiversity captures the acceleration and intensification of processes of social "mixing" and "fragmentation" since the early 1990s, as an outcome of two different but related processes: new post-Cold War migration flows, and the advent and spread of the Internet and mobile technologies. The confluence of these forces have created entirely new sociolinguistic environments, leading to research in the past decade that has brought a mixture of new empirical terrain-extreme diversity in language and literacy resources, complex repertoires and practices of participants in interaction-and conceptual challenges
Bernstein and poetics revisited : voice, globalisation and education by Jan Blommaert( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an increasingly globalised society, language can not only be a source of difference, but also of inequality. People are judged by their spoken and written expression, and those who don't adhere to the linguistic norms of a society may find themselves at a disadvantage." "Jan Blommaert explores these tensions, using a range of evidence to argue that structured attention to narrative and poetic form is necessary in order to understand what is known as voice, which is the way people express themselves while negotiating linguistic barriers."--BOOK JACKET
Dialogues with ethnography : notes on classics, and how I read them by Jan Blommaert( Book )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book persuasively argues the case that ethnography must be viewed as a full theoretical system, rather than just as a research method. Blommaert traces the influence of his reading of classic works about ethnography on his thinking, and discusses a range of authors who have influenced the development of a theoretical system of ethnography, or whose work might be productively used to develop it further. Authors examined include Hymes, Scollon, Kress, Bourdieu, Bakhtin and Lefebvre--back cover
Selected papers of the International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, August 17-22, 1987 by International Pragmatics Conference( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume comprises the first part of selected papers of the International Pragmatics Conference in Antwerp, August 1987
Engaging superdiversity : recombining spaces, times and language practices by Karel Arnaut( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the fruition of five years’ work in exploring the idea of superdiversity. The editors argue that sociolinguistic superdiversity could be a source of inspiration to a wide range of post-structuralist, post-colonial and neo-Marxist interdisciplinary research into the potential and the limits of human cultural creativity and societal renewal under conditions of increasing and complexifying global connectivity. Through case studies of language practices in spaces understood as inherently translocal and multi-layered (classrooms and schools, youth spaces, mercantile spaces and nation-states), this book explores the relevance of superdiversity for the social and human sciences and positions it as a research perspective in sociolinguistics and beyond
Political linguistics by Cercle belge de linguistique( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Discourse : a critical introduction
Ethnographic fieldwork : a beginner's guideThe pragmatics of intercultural and international communication : selected papers of the International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, August 17-22, 1987 (volume III), and the Ghent Symposium on Intercultural CommunicationDiscourse : a critical introductionDiscourse and human rights violationsThe sociolinguistics of globalizationState ideology and language in TanzaniaLanguage ideological debatesEthnography, superdiversity and linguistic landscapes : chronicles of complexity
Alternative Names
Blommaert, J.M.E.

Blommaert J.M.E. 1961-....

Blommaert, J. M. E. 1961-2021

Blommaert, Jan 1961-

Bloomaert, Jan 1961-2021

Jan Blommaert académico belga

Jan Blommaert Belgian academic

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