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Language and Superdiversity: Indonesians Knowledging at Home and Abroad

Zane Goebel


Scholars of language ideology have encouraged us to reflect on and explore where social categories come from, how they have been reproduced, and whether and to what extent they are relevant to everyday interactional practices. Taking up these issues, this book focuses on how ethnicity has been semiotically constructed, valued, and reproduced in Indonesia since Dutch colonial times, and how signs or emblems from this construct are used in everyday talk. In doing so, this book also seeks to engage with scholarship on superdiversity while highlighting some points of engagement with work on ideas ... More

Keywords: conviviality, ethnicity, Indonesia, language ideology, media, superdiversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199795413
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795413.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zane Goebel, author
Senior Lecturer in Indonesian Studies, La Trobe University