Language socialization and making sense of place

Bambi Schieffelin

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    Abstract

    From the time we are small, senses of place organize and give meaning to our everyday activities. Little is known, however, about the role language plays in how people come to inhabit or lose a sense of place. Using the theoretical paradigm of language socialization to examine these processes (inclusion and emplacement, and exclusion and displacement), this chapter uses ethnographic and linguistic data from Bosavi (Papua New Guinea) to demonstrate how young children's everyday verbal activities include place-naming, identification, and representation to index on-going activities and relationships, establishing strong affective connections to place. In contrast, Christian missionization, with its sense of space, changed local meanings of place, and the ways in which Bosavi speakers talked about it and each other.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging
    Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from the Margins
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
    Pages27-53
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Electronic)9789027200044
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

    Publication series

    NameIMPACT: Studies in Language and Society
    Volume45
    ISSN (Print)1385-7908

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    socialization
    language
    Papua-New Guinea
    exclusion
    inclusion
    paradigm
    linguistics
    Sense of Place
    Language Socialization
    time
    Papua New Guinea
    Affective
    Paradigm
    Missionization
    Ethnographic
    Language
    Exclusion
    Inclusion
    Naming
    Young children

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language

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    Schieffelin, B. (2018). Language socialization and making sense of place. In The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the Margins (pp. 27-53). (IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society; Vol. 45). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/impact.45.03sch

    Language socialization and making sense of place. / Schieffelin, Bambi.

    The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the Margins. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018. p. 27-53 (IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society; Vol. 45).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Schieffelin, B 2018, Language socialization and making sense of place. in The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the Margins. IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society, vol. 45, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 27-53. https://doi.org/10.1075/impact.45.03sch
    Schieffelin B. Language socialization and making sense of place. In The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the Margins. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2018. p. 27-53. (IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society). https://doi.org/10.1075/impact.45.03sch
    Schieffelin, Bambi. / Language socialization and making sense of place. The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the Margins. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018. pp. 27-53 (IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society).
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