liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Performing bilingualism in Wales: Arguing the case for empirical and theoretical eclecticism
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Modern Languages. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Pragmatics: Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association, ISSN 1018-2101, Vol. 22, no 4, 651-669 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines Welsh young peoples "performance" and construction of their bilingualism with the help of empirically grounded conversation analysis (CA) and performativity theory grounded in poststructuralism. Some of the incompatibilities, particularly conversation analysts narrow conception of context are resolved with reference to dialogical theory. It is argued with the help of video-recorded empirical data that a fine-grained analysis using CA is able to trace the emergence of varying bilingual identities as well as the negotiation of meaning in situ. To take the analysis beyond single situated actions, however, it is argued that we need recourse to the broader situation-transcending constructs offered, for example, by dialogical and performativity theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) , 2012. Vol. 22, no 4, 651-669 p.
Keyword [en]
Performativity; Conversation analysis; Dialogism; Bilingualism; Wales
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-87211ISI: 000311776300005OAI: diva2:587438
Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-14 Last updated: 2013-01-29

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Musk, Nigel John
By organisation
Modern LanguagesFaculty of Arts and Sciences
In the same journal
Pragmatics: Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 65 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link