The Sociolinguistics of Globalization: Standardization and Localization in the Context of ChangeAnnual Review of Linguistics (2016)
Linguistically, globalization has given rise to both homogenization and differentiation.
Imperial conquest and standardization in the European nationbuilding
tradition led to the spread of dominant languages and varieties and
the creation of sometimes artificial linguistic boundaries. Standardization
associated with nation-building continues, alongside new modes of standardization
associated with capitalism. However, the factors that can lead to
the reduction of diversity can also lead to its growth. The review sketches
processes of linguistic localization associated with political change, tourism,
migration and urbanization, and regional identification, and concludes with
a detailed look at mechanisms and effects of standardization and localization
in the history of Pittsburgh speech.
- new media,
Publication DateJanuary, 2016
Citation InformationBarbara Johnstone. "The Sociolinguistics of Globalization: Standardization and Localization in the Context of Change" Annual Review of Linguistics Vol. 2 (2016) p. 347 - 365
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barbara_johnstone/68/