Transient Multilingual Communities – University of Copenhagen

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

  • Panel on "Studying transient social configurations as a window on sociality in the making". Contributions by Mortensen, Kraft, Kappa, Hazel, Lønsmann, Marco Jacquemet. 117th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. San Jose, USA. 14-18 November 2018.

SPECIAL ISSUE IN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY

18/12/2017

This special issue ('Transience: Emerging norms on language use') explores the concept of transience and how it foregrounds the temporality of norm formation, located within the practices of people on the move. Transience, in spite of being ubiquitous, is not always salient for members or analysts, but to identify, fixate and theorize it as an object of study invites new ways of conceptualizing the interdependence of language and social structure.

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