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AuthorTheodoropoulou, Irene
Available date2018-02-11T06:36:16Z
Publication Date2015-01-01
Publication NameLanguage & Communication
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2014.12.010
CitationTheodoropoulou, Irene. (2015) "Sociolinguistic anatomy of mobility: Evidence from Qatar" , Language & Communication 40 (2015) 52–66
ISSN02715309
URIhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0271530914000986
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/6300
AbstractAbstract This is a sociocultural linguistic study on the ways whereby mobility is reflected upon in life narratives. An ethnographically informed sociolinguistic scale analysis shows that when residents narrate their life experience before and after they come to work in Qatar, they construct their sense of mobility as a system with two axes on which people locate themselves: one horizontal, with a spatiotemporal focus, and one vertical with a social stratification focus. The spatiotemporal dimension is constructed through stancetaking, while the social stratification dimension through upper- and lower-level scales. Epistemologically speaking, this study contributes towards the modeling of mobility as a constructed experience in an under researched absolute monarchy-led, financially booming, rapidly expanding and globalized context, such as Qatar.
Languageen
PublisherElsevier
SubjectMobility
SubjectQatar
SubjectStancetaking
SubjectSociolinguistic scale
SubjectEthnography
TitleSociolinguistic anatomy of mobility: Evidence from Qatar
TypeArticle
Pagination52–66
Volume Number40


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