Sociolinguistic Studies https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS <p>This journal takes an ecumenical approach to the different schools, methodological principles or research orientations within sociolinguistic research and also accepts contributions from related fields such as pragmatics, discourse analysis, conversational analysis, interactional linguistics, language acquisition and socialization, linguistic anthropology, ethnomethodology and the ethnography of communication. Papers may examine any issue in sociolinguistic research and occasionally papers are accepted for publication in Spanish, Galician, Portuguese or French (90% of the contents are in English). <a href="https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/about">Read more</a>.</p> en-US <p>© Equinox Publishing Ltd.</p> <p>For information regarding our Open Access policy, <a title="Open access policy." href="Full%20details of our conditions related to copyright can be found by clicking here.">click here</a>.</p> xoanp@uvigo.es (Xoán Paulo Rodríguez-Yáñez) aparkin@equinoxpub.com (Ailsa Parkin) Mon, 20 Dec 2021 09:40:10 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.7 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Editor-in-Chief’s acknowledgments https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21675 Xoán Paulo Rodríguez-Yáñez (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21675 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 English around the World: An Introduction (2nd edition) Edgar W. Schneider (2020) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19830 <p>English around the World: An Introduction (2nd edition) Edgar W. Schneider (2020) New York: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 306 ISBN: 9781108425377 (hbk) ISBN: 9781108442268 (pbk)</p> Sender Dovchin, Ana Tankosić (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19830 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Language, Identity and Contemporary Society (2nd edition) Rajesh Kumar and Om Prakash (eds) (2019) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/18504 <p>Language, Identity and Contemporary Society (2nd edition) Rajesh Kumar and Om Prakash (eds) (2019) Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Pp. 239 ISBN: 9781527520332(hbk) ISBN: 1527520331 (hbk) </p> Genevoix Nana (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/18504 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Revivalistics: From the Genesis of Israeli to Language Reclamation in Australia and Beyond Ghil'ad Zuckermann (2020) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19819 <p>Revivalistics: From the Genesis of Israeli to Language Reclamation in Australia and Beyond Ghil'ad Zuckermann (2020) New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 352 ISBN: 9780199812776 (hbk) ISBN: 9780199812790 (pbk) </p> Arathi Raghunathan (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19819 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Language Censuses and Monitoring as an Instrument of National Language Policy Sergey Igorevich Bogdanov, Mikhail Alexandrovich Marusenko and Natalia Mikhailovna Marusenko (2020) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19824 <p>Language Censuses and Monitoring as an Instrument of National Language Policy [Jazykovye perepisi i monitoringi kak instrument nacional?noj jazykovoj politiki] Sergey Igorevich Bogdanov, Mikhail Alexandrovich Marusenko and Natalia Mikhailovna Marusenko (2020) Saint Petersburg: The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. Pp. 344 ISBN: 9785806427565 (hbk) </p> Innara Guseynova (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19824 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Handbook of Home Language Maintenance and Development: Social and Affective Factors Andrea C. Schalley and Susana A. Eisenchlas (eds) (2020) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19655 <p>Handbook of Home Language Maintenance and Development: Social and Affective Factors Andrea C. Schalley and Susana A. Eisenchlas (eds) (2020) Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter. Pp. 522 ISBN: 9781501516894 ISBN: 9781501510175 (eBook) </p> Sviatlana Karpava (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19655 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Choosing a Mother Tongue: The Politics of Language and Identity in Ukraine Corinne A. Seals (2019) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20220 <p>Choosing a Mother Tongue: The Politics of Language and Identity in Ukraine Corinne A. Seals (2019) Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Pp. 224 ISBN: 9781788924993 ISBN: 9781788925006 (eBook) ISBN: 9781788925013 (EPUB) </p> Svitlana Melnyk (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20220 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Dynamics of Language and Inequality in Education: Social and Symbolic Boundaries in the Global South Joel Austin Windle, Dánie de Jesus and Lesley Bartlett (eds) (2020) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19882 <p>The Dynamics of Language and Inequality in Education: Social and Symbolic Boundaries in the Global South Joel Austin Windle, Dánie de Jesus and Lesley Bartlett (eds) (2020) Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Pp. 184 ISBN: 9781788926942 (hbk) ISBN: 9781788926935 (pbk) ISBN: 9781788926966 (ebook)</p> Colin Reilly (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19882 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Using ESL Students’ First Language to Promote College Success: Sneaking the Mother Tongue through the Back Door Andrea Parmegiani (2019) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20240 <p>Using ESL Students’ First Language to Promote College Success: Sneaking the Mother Tongue through the Back Door Andrea Parmegiani (2019) Routledge: New York. Pp. 154 ISBN: 9781138296770 (hbk) ISBN: 9780367663117 (pbk) ISBN: 9781315099767 (ebook)</p> Renata Emilsson Pesková (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20240 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Language Learning and Teaching in a Multilingual World Marie-Françoise Narcy-Combes, Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes, Julie McAllister, Malory Leclère and Grégory Miras (2019) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20233 <p>Language Learning and Teaching in a Multilingual World Marie-Françoise Narcy-Combes, Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes, Julie McAllister, Malory Leclère and Grégory Miras (2019) Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Pp. 224 ISBN: 9781788922975 (hbk) ISBN: 9781788927611 (pbk) ISBN: 9781788922982 (ebook pdf) ISBN: 9781788922999 (ebook epub) </p> Bui Phu Hung (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20233 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language Monica Karlsson (2019) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20111 <p>Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language Monica Karlsson (2019) Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Pp. 320 ISBN: 9781788922364 (hbk) ISBN: 9781788922388 (epub) ISBN: 9781788922395 (kindle)</p> Daniel Martín-González (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20111 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Visualising Multilingual Lives: More Than Words Paula Kalaja and Silvia Melo-Pfeifer (eds) (2019) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20188 <p>Visualising Multilingual Lives: More Than Words Paula Kalaja and Silvia Melo-Pfeifer (eds) (2019) Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Pp. 312 ISBN-13: 978-1-78892-260-9 (hbk) ISBN-13: 978-1-78892-259-3 (pbk)</p> Peter K. W. Tan (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20188 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Foreign Languages in Advertising: Linguistic and Marketing Perspectives Jos Hornikx and Frank van Meurs (2020) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20228 <p>Foreign Languages in Advertising: Linguistic and Marketing Perspectives Jos Hornikx and Frank van Meurs (2020) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 253 ISBN: 9783030316907 (hbk) ISBN: 9783030316938 (pbk) ISBN: 9783030316914 (ebook) </p> Will Amos (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20228 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Language in Place. Stylistic Perspectives on Landscape, Place and Environment Daniela Francesca Virdis, Elisabetta Zurru and Ernestine Lahey (2021) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20242 <p>Language in Place. Stylistic Perspectives on Landscape, Place and Environment Daniela Francesca Virdis, Elisabetta Zurru and Ernestine Lahey (2021) Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Pp. 258 ISBN: 9789027208415 (hbk) ISBN: 9789027260161 (ebook)</p> Jos Swanenberg (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20242 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Negotiating language barriers https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21648 <p>The primary aim of telecommunication companies is to provide customers with services that address their communication needs. It is, therefore, ironic if customers cannot communicate with the same people who should help them communicate with others better. Eliminating such barriers is important since research has shown that one determinant of service quality is listening to customers and keeping them informed in a language they understand. This paper, therefore, investigates how X-Telco (not its real name) customers and customer care agents negotiate language barriers. Through Myers-Scotton’s Markedness Model, the strategies participants employ in these contexts are analyzed. Data was sourced from interviews and non-participant observations. Findings show that agents typically use four strategies to resolve communication barriers: ‘shopping’ for possible languages, offering other languages, requesting for interpreters, and transferring the call. Considering that only two out of ten customers could access help, the paper recommends, among others, policies that will require agents to log language barrier calls by displaying on a screen the language in which help is needed and not a pre-assigned code since minority languages are not pre-coded.&nbsp;</p> Grace Diabah (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21648 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Indexing costeñol https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21650 <p>This paper explores metapragmatic discourse of professionals in the Colombian telenovela industry on how the Colombian costeño ‘coastal inhabitant’ macrodialect is perceived to be represented in popular Colombian telenovelas ‘soap operas’. Using this discourse as a point of departure, I propose certain discourse markers (DMs) have become so salient as to be third-order indexicals of costeño speech and identity in the Colombian social imaginary. Data is obtained from thirty extended qualitative interviews held with both costeño (16) and cachaco ‘inland area’ (14) actors, producers, script writers, voice coaches and a director, as well as 14 hours of participant observation. Findings suggest that ajá, eche, hombe, nojoda and erda resonate as being ‘stereotypically costeño’ discourse markers, resulting in questions on the significance of representation of variety in popular fictional television and the role of cachacos ‘inland inhabitants’ in the creation of this fictional ‘imaginary’, shedding light on an important yet understudied sociolinguistic context.&nbsp;</p> Padraic Michael Quinn (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21650 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 At the intersection of language, gender, and religion https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21651 <p>Language use is notably connected to the construction and negotiation of gendered identity (Butler, 1993; Cameron, 1997; Norton, 2000; Menard-Warwick, 2009). However, the study of intersectional identities – such as gendered and religious identity – as it relates to linguistic behavior remains a relatively unexplored area of research. This study examines self-reported language use as a gendered practice among Muslim immigrant women in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). Using data collected from interviews with 34 Muslim women, this study looks at self-reported gendered roles, as well as the linguistic and gendered ideologies that are reflected in informants’ beliefs about their own language use. Furthermore, this study provides evidence of informants expressing specific gender roles that stem from both the heritage and target language (Spanish/Catalan) communities, as reflected in informants’ tendencies to interact primarily with other women and vary their speech depending on the gender and/or heritage identity of their interlocutors.</p> Farah Ali (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21651 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Isn’t the perception of LIKE by California college students, like, paradoxical? https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21652 <p>This paper examines how California college students perceive vernacular functions of the word LIKE. It aims at testing the hypothesis that LIKE may potentially induce stigma because it can be perceived as a ‘female’ marker. Four versions of a short text were created from an original source. Texts featured either 30 occurrences of LIKE, 20, 10, or none at all. 123 participants were recruited and were asked to read only one version. They were then asked to rate their perception of the anonymous utterer on six variables: age, pleasantness, friendliness, education, competence, and gender. Finally, they were asked to describe what they associate with the speech style of a stereotypical persona: the Valley Girl. Results suggest that the number of LIKE in a text does not significantly influence the perception of an anonymous utterer, though participants do associate it with Valley Girl speak (Valspeak). Paradoxically, some participants report they despise the word LIKE but no evidence suggests they actually do stigmatize it in the perception study.&nbsp;</p> Pierre Habasque (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21652 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Language attitudes and the subjective perception of language in San Andrés and Providencia (Colombia) https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21653 <p>This paper investigates language attitudes among Raizales from San Andrés and Providencia islands, Colombia. The paper analyzes stereotypical associations to Creole, Spanish, and English and addresses the question of whether or not the perception of linguistic stimuli is a function of the input-language. The study combined a matched-guise (MG) technique and a qualitative approach using a free association task to disclose emic categories to perceive and judge the languages. The results show that the perception of language is very stereotypical and dependent on whether or not the speaker is perceived as a member of the Raizal ethnic group. The MG results showed that speech is perceived differently as a function of the input-language. Spanish stimuli received the lowest scores as compared to Creole and English, suggesting a negative attitude toward Spanish in San Andrés. The paper provides empirical evidence of the perception of language as a response of ethnicity.</p> Héctor Ramírez-Cruz (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/21653 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Shift in language dominance in bilinguals https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19200 <p>This paper investigates shift in language dominance in sequential bilinguals following migration. Participants include 149 Polish-English bilinguals who relocated to the United Kingdom in early adulthood and underwent processes of acculturation and sociocultural integration. The independent variables in this study are divided into (1) sociocultural aspects, including: migration, acculturation level, social network profile, predicted future domicile; and (2) biographical aspects, including: age of onset of L2 acquisition (AoA), age at migration, and length of residence. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The findings revealed strong links between language dominance and sociocultural variables including acculturation level, social network profile, and predicted future domicile. The results showed that sociocultural integration is a strong predictor of shift in language dominance. This study adds sociocultural and dominance perspectives to current research on language development over lifespan, by documenting a shift in language dominance in young adult sequential bilinguals following migration. </p> Kate Hammer (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/19200 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Marriages of unequal languages https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20341 <p>The study examined language choice of Bidayuh in mixed marriages with Melanau, Chinese, and Malay. A survey was conducted involving 101 respondents in mixed marriages in Kuching, Sarawak (18 Bidayuh-Melanau; 41 Bidayuh-Chinese; 42 Bidayuh-Malay). The objective ethnolinguistic vitality of the groups was assessed using structural factors in the community according to Giles, Taylor and Bourhis (1977): demographic strength, institutional support, and status variables. The results are as follows: Melanau, low; Bidayuh, medium to low; Chinese, medium; and Malay, high. The respondents’ proficiency in their ethnic language showed that in Bidayuh-Melanau mixed marriages, proficiency in Bidayuh was retained but Melanau was lost because of its low vitality. Bidayuh-Chinese respondents’ proficiency in both ethnic languages was adequate for casual conversations, indicating that languages of similar vitality levels have equal dominance in mixed marriages. In Bidayuh-Malay mixed marriages, only about one-quarter of the respondents could speak Bidayuh as their ethnic language whereas more than half were proficient in Sarawak Malay dialect because of the high vitality of the Malay. The domains where the ethnic languages are still frequently used were family, religion, and friendship but the Chinese and Malay could use their ethnic languages in the employment domain. The findings suggest that there is lack of agency of parents to pass on their ethnic language, thereby allowing the societal trend of prestigious languages to dominate. </p> Su-Hie Ting, Fallisca Evon Berek (Author) Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SS/article/view/20341 Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0000