Building on the successful quest for ethnographies of language and gender on the LINGANTH email list, Elise Berman asked colleagues for additional recommendations. This time list participants suggested work on language socialization.
Would people be willing to share their favorite ethnographies dealing explicitly with language socialization? Again, I am thinking about books written within the last five years, as opposed to some of the older classics.
And again people recommended a number of recent books.
- “García-Sánchez, I. M. (2014). Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods: The Politics of Belonging. John Wiley & Sons.” Dave Paulson
- “I’ll jump in here to recommend Perry Gilmore’s brand-new Kisisi (Our Language).” Norma Mendoza-Denton
- “My students have consistently loved Ayala Fader’s Mitzvah Girls, about bringing up Hasidic children in Brooklyn.”Jillian Cavanaugh
- Amy Paugh. 2012. PLAYING WITH LANGUAGES: CHILDREN AND CHANGE IN A CARIBBEAN VILLAGE. Berghahn.” Bambi Schieffelin
- “I’d add Amanda Minks (Voices of Play: Miskitu Children’s Speech and Song on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua 2013) and I would echo the other books,” Anthony Webster
- “I have also used Barbra Meek’s ethnography [We’re Our Language: An Ethnography of Language Revitalization in a Northern Athabaskan Community 2012] in my undergraduate classes, and my students have really enjoyed it,” Jennifer Reynolds
What recommendations would you add?