Discourse, Mobility, Globalisation
– Tourists, Hosts, Places

Talk by ADAM JAWORSKI, Cardiff University

School of English, The University of Hong Kong
Main Building MB113G
9 May 2011(Monday), 5pm


*No registration is required.

The decentring and deterritorializing forces of global capitalism require us to re-think traditional frameworks for the study of interaction, power and identity. In this talk, I will consider patterns of talk between tourists and hosts, as well as linguistic mediations of tourists' interactions with place (tourist destinations) with a view to make a contribution to a new 'sociolinguistics on the move', replacing the 'sedantrist' approaches focusing on stable, homogenous and idealized speech communities, and capturing interactions and meaning-making between people and places in flux and on the go.


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