Introduction: Sociolinguistics in the Global Era

  1. Nikolas Coupland
  1. Nikolas Coupland

Published Online: 7 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

How to Cite

Coupland, N. (2010) Introduction: Sociolinguistics in the Global Era, in The Handbook of Language and Globalization (ed N. Coupland), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175814

Online ISBN: 9781444324068

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Keywords:

  • sociolinguistics in the global era;
  • end of globalization;
  • international ‘credit crunch’ - triggered by irresponsible over-lending in the United States;
  • globalization, currently existing as a new social condition;
  • quasi-ethnographic appeal - to lived experience and social change perceptions;
  • global capital circulation - homogenized cities as “world cities”;
  • McLuhan's idea of ‘the global village’ - and notion of global ‘shrinkage’;
  • globalization theory - positing ‘the decline of the nation–state’;
  • global multilingualism, world languages and language systems;
  • global discourse - in key domains and genres

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The End of Globalization?

  • Global Multilingualism, World Languages and Language Systems

  • Global Discourse in Key Domains and Genres

  • Language, Values, and Markets under Globalization

  • Language, Distance, and Identities

  • References