Chapter 11. Language and the Globalizing Habitus of Tourism: Toward A Sociolinguistics of Fleeting Relationships

  1. Nikolas Coupland
  1. Adam Jaworski and
  2. Crispin Thurlow

Published Online: 7 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch11

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

How to Cite

Jaworski, A. and Thurlow, C. (2010) Language and the Globalizing Habitus of Tourism: Toward A Sociolinguistics of Fleeting Relationships, in The Handbook of Language and Globalization (ed N. Coupland), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch11

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:

  • language and globalizing habitus of tourism - toward a sociolinguistics of fleeting relationships;
  • sociolinguistics on the move;
  • tourism under/as global capitalism;
  • age of “liquid modernity” - Zygmunt Bauman arguing, tourism as a vast movement of specific people and metaphor for contemporary (Western) life;
  • language as a commodity;
  • national economies and welfare provision deregulation;
  • turning to tourism - language on the move;
  • humor, a common element of tourist texts and interactions;
  • being a tourist - doing tourism and performance of contact

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Tourism under/as Global Capitalism

  • Language as Commodity

  • Turning to Tourism: Language on the Move

  • Being a Tourist, Doing Tourism: The Performance of Contact

  • References