Handbook of Language and Globalization

Handbook of Language and GlobalizationWiley has just launched its new Handbook of Language and Globalization, edited by Nikolas Coupland. The Handbook consists of 28 chapters by well-known sociolinguists, including our very own Ingrid Piller and Kimie Takahashi. Click here for the Table of Contents.

Our chapter explores the intersections of gender and transnationalism. An unedited preprint draft version can be found here.

Advance praise from Wiley’s website:

“An enlightening and engaging collection by eminent international scholars. A major resource for the study of theoretical and pragmatic approaches to Global English, including concerns about ‘marginalization’ and ‘murder’ of languages.”
Braj B.Kachru, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

“This Handbook provides a fascinating exposition of the complex, multidimensional nature of globalization as it pertains to the world’s languages. Coupland has marshalled authors at the forefront of their fields who offer a diversity of approaches and do not flinch from disputes and challenging questions. I suspect that this book will transform the discourse on globalization within linguistics and will impel a reconsideration of whether linguistic diversity is inevitably impacted by global processes.”
Margaret Florey, Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity

Author Kimie Takahashi 高橋君江

高橋 君江 is Visiting Associate Professor at International Christian University, Tokyo. Before joining ICU in 2014, she was Lecturer at the Graduate School of English at Assumption University of Thailand (2011 – 2014) and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Australia (2007 and 2011). Kimie is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Linguistics, and continues to co-supervise several PhD students with Ingrid Piller at Macquarie University.

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  • Wu xiangru (glenn)

    It is an academically insightful book when I have a quick look at the contents. Some chapters, I guess, are especailly worthwhile. E.g. chapter 24: At the intersection of gender, language, and transnationalism, it seems to arouse a series of questions concerning the outcome of globalization. How can we continue to maintain or cherish or develop our traditional values in terms of gender, and transnationalism as different nations have different geographic and historical backgrounds. Chapter 10 is also worth reading as it might give us some hints concerning how to make the local hero become an icon all over the world and benefit other nations and civilizations.
    I also read some comments. it is good to have this website( language-on-move) where we can share one another’s thought-provoking ideas and realize ou
    our expectations of the benefits to be brought about by today’s global village