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WP162 Post-panoptic standard language?
This paper follows Coupland (2010), who raises a number of doubts about the continuing power of standard English and its historic correlation with gradations of social class and linguistic insecurity, pointing instead to globalisation, to changes in …
WP114 Language & class revisited: The issue of vernacular maintenance
The rise and fall of ?class? as an academic concept has been documented extensively.? But as interest in class has waned, inequality has continued to be a major issue in the UK (Skeggs 2004: 43; Savage 2000).? In some contexts, inequality and …
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WP80 Class in class: Ideological processes of class in desegregated classrooms in South Africa
This paper examines data from a desegregated school in South Africa and will focus on the way in which particular forms of English schooled literacy reflect and articulate class distinctions. After Apartheid, South Africa embarked on a wholesale …
WP61 From "multi-ethnic urban heteroglossia" to "contemporary urban vernaculars"
Research on crossing and stylisation in the everyday practice of young people in multi-ethnic urban areas of Britain during the 1980s and 1990s pointed to the destabilisation of inherited ethnicities, to a good deal of ground-level anti-racism, and …
WP59 An everyday poetics of class and ethnicity in stylization and crossing
This paper looks at how the artful and the everyday are interwoven in situated activity, and in its analysis of crossing and stylisation among adolescents, it suggests that the dynamic relationship between poetic and ordinary speech can help to …
WP52 Is class relevant in constructing a multilingual Europe?
It is a commonplace of discussions of globalism, and of official European self-understanding, that multilingualism and linguistic diversity are unavoidable features of the contemporary world in general and of particular significance to the emerging …
WP41 Where's class in second language learning?
It is well-established that social class is an important aspect of the demography of immigration (Sassen, 1997), but how class conditions are understood, by immigrants as well as by member of the host society, is much less well studied. Similarly, …
WP40 Analysing class & ethnicity as communicative practices: A case study of migration-based multilingualism in Upstate New York
Although the educational difficulties Latinos experience in US are well-documented, the interplay between social class and ethnic status is controversial and poorly understood. Additionally, we lack models which translate ethnicity and class, as …
WP27 Language, Class and Education
The 20th Century saw efforts to redistribute wealth and income throughout most of the century, but over the last 25 years, material inequalities have persisted and in many ways increased. Traditionally, "class" has been a term used to define and …