Introduction to Special Issue on Transience

Emerging Norms of Language Use

Dorte Lønsmann, Hartmut Haberland, Spencer Hazel

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In this introduction to the special issue, the concept of transience is introduced as a theoretical perspective and as an object of research. The perspective of transience foregrounds the temporality of norm formation, located within the practices of people on the move. The introduction suggests that it is beneficial to apply the concept of transience in order to understand processes of norm development, including those pertaining to language choice and language socialization. Working from an understanding that communities form and dissolve, we claim that it is useful to look at these processes, as it is in the process of communities coming into being that norms emerge. Transience, in spite of being ubiquitous, is not always salient for members or analysts, but to identify, fixate and theorize it as an object of study in linguistic anthropology invites new ways of conceptualizing the interdependence of language and social structure.
En ĉi tiu enkonduko al la speciala numero pri aperantaj normoj de lingvuzado, la koncepto de mallongtempeco de lingvaj komunumoj estas enkondukita prezentita kiel teoria perspektivo kaj kiel celo de esplorado. La perspektivo de la mallongtempeco akcentas la tempecon de normformado situata en la agadoj de homoj survojaj. Ni asertas, ke estas utile apliki la koncepton de mallongtempeco por kompreni procezojn de normevoluo, inkluzive de tiuj, kiuj apartenas al lingva elekto kaj lingva sociigo. Surbaze de la kompreno, ke komunumoj formiĝas kaj malformiĝas, ni asertas, ke estas utile esplori ĉi tiujn procezojn, ĉar normoj aperas dum la ekesto de komunumoj. Mallongtempeco, kvankam ĉiea, ne ĉiam estas evidenta por membroj de la ekzamenata komunumo aŭ la analizistoj, sed identigi, fiksi kaj teorigi ĝin kiel celon de studado en lingva antropologio invitas al novaj manieroj koncepti la interdependadon de lingvo kaj socia strukturo.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Linguistic Anthropology
Vol/bind27
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)264–270
Antal sider7
ISSN1055-1360
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 18 dec. 2017

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Introduction to Special Issue on Transience : Emerging Norms of Language Use. / Lønsmann, Dorte; Haberland, Hartmut; Hazel, Spencer.

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