Diversities, Affinities and Diasporas
"In A Sociolinguistics of the South, an exciting range of authors from both the global South and the global North address two key questions: Where is the South in sociolinguistics? What might a sociolinguistics of the South comprise? Readers who seek a richer understanding of decoloniality, southern multilingualisms, and the sociolinguistic methods of the South, will find the collection both compelling and visionary. Editors Heugh, Stroud, Taylor-Leech and de Costa have made a timely and important contribution to debates on power and possibility in contemporary sociolinguistics." - Professor Bonny Norton (FRSC), University of British Columbia "This remarkable volume offers new routes for thinking with and from the epistemic South. Engaging ethically and critically with alternative histories, practices, and understandings of multilingualism, it advances a more pluriversal, expansive and invigorating socio- and applied linguistics." - Professor Caroline Kerfoot, Stockholm University "An insightful and much needed engagement with multilingualism in the plural from the perspective of a sociolinguistics of the south. It substantially takes on the difficult dialogue with northern perspectives and reconfigures the epistemic line between what is commonly perceived as Northern transparency and Southern opacity." - Professor Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza, University of So Paulo "This book unfolds a refreshing perspective on language as constitutive of our humanity /(being human). The contributors note the irrepressible creativity and communality of care and love of the fluid multilingual societies of the South focusing on their decoloniality and linguistic and epistemic heterogeneity. In so doing, the authors re-examine the appropriacy of how theories and methodologies for multilingual contexts can cut across boundaries of the South and North reversing the centre and periphery patterns of domination." - Emeritus Professor Rama Kant Agnihotri, University of Delhi "This timely and important volume breaks new ground by articulating a sociolinguistics of the south as an experiential, theoretical and cosmological project. Foregrounding a decolonial politics of care, love and hope, the contributors think with and work through diverse temporalities and spatialities, imagining and creating a sociolinguistics that is not simply scholarly and political, but also ethical." - Professor Ana Deumert, University of Cape Town "This timely collection of chapters helps to [...] provid[e] a comprehensive illustration of the methodological underpinnings of decolonial sociolinguistic inquiry and critical theorising through an anti-colonialist lens." - Ahmed Sahlane, University of Jeddah, ELI Jeddah
Kathleen Heugh, UniSA Education Futures, University of South Australia, is a socio-applied linguist specializing in southern multilingualisms, transknowledging and multilingual literacies in post- and decolonial education, policy and planning in Africa, Asia, and Australia. Her work includes field research with displaced, post-conflict, and remote communities, system-wide assessment, evaluation, and teacher education. Christopher Stroud is Emeritus Professor at the University of the Western Cape and Professor of Transnational Bilingualism at Stockholm University. His current research focuses on practices and ideologies of multilingualism in Southern Africa, exploring the notion of Linguistic Citizenship as a decolonial framework for language and diversity. Kerry Taylor-Leech is an socio-applied linguist based in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Queensland. She has published widely on issues dealing with language policy and planning, development, identity, and language choice, particularly in Timor-Leste. She co-edits Current Issues in Language Planning Journal. Peter I. De Costa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages and the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. His research areas include emotions, identity, ideology, and ethics in educational linguistics and social (in)justice issues. He is the co-editor of TESOL Quarterly.
1 A Sociolinguistics of the South Kathleen Heugh, Christopher Stroud, Kerry Taylor-Leech, and Peter I. De Costa Part I: Stories of the South and their Storytellers Framing Stories of the South and their Storytellers Christopher Stroud 2 Outside in: The Relevance of Epistemologies of the Global South for North America and the United States Amidst the Immigration Debate Terrence Wiley 3 Roots and Routes: Meshworks of Multilingualism Christopher Stroud and Kathleen Heugh 4 We Wear the Mask: Agentive and Strategic Language Play in Southern and Northern Spaces of (Im)mobility and Precarity Necia Stanford-Billinghurst 5 Chican@ Studies, Chican@ Sociolinguistics: Dialogues on Decolonizing Linguistic Studies and Southern Multilingualisms Reynaldo F. Macas Part II: Southern Ways Care, Hope and Love Framing Southern ways Care, Hope and Love Kerry Taylor-Leech 6 Remembering as a Decolonizing Project in Language Policy Ruanni Tupas 7 Timescales, Critical Junctures, and the Accruing Injuries of Coloniality: The Case of a Mother Tongue Pilot in Timor-Leste Kerry Taylor-Leech 8 Bilingual Education and Multilingualism in Mozambique: A Decolonial Critique of Policies, Discourses and Practices Feliciano Chimbutane 9 Dialogue as a Decolonial effort: Nepali Youth Transforming Monolingual Ideologies and Reclaiming Multilingual Citizenship Prem Phyak, Hima Rawal and Peter I. De Costa 10 What can Southern Multilingualisms Bring to the Question of How to Prepare Teachers for Linguistic Diversity in Canadian Schools? Rubina Khanam, Russell Fayant and Andrea Sterzuk Part III: Sociolinguistic Methods of the South Framing Sociolinguistic Methods of the South Peter I. De Costa 11 -ka-pimohteyhk nknehk te nkn: nhiyawwin (Cree Language) Revitalization and Indigenous Knowledge (Re)generation Belinda Daniels, Andrea Sterzuk, Peter Turner, William Richard Cook, Dorothy Thunder and Randy Morin 12 Desert participants Guide the Research in Central Australia Janet Armitage 13 Aboriginal Agency, Knowledge, and Voice: Centring kulintja Southern Methodologies Samuel Osborne Coda: Recovring Lost Arts of Languaging from the Four Directions Alison Phipps