Language as a Local Practice
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Language as a Local Practice

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Language as a Local Practice addresses the questions of language, locality and practice as a way of moving forward in our understanding of how language operates as an integrated social and spatial activity. By taking each of these three elements OCo language, locality and practice OCo and exploring how they relate to each other, Language as a Local Practice opens up new wa...more
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Published February 1st 2010 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2010)
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In Language as a Local Practice (2010), Alastair Pennycook develops two fundamental theories: 1) language is a practice, and 2) these practices are local. Building on the work of Schatzki (2002), Bourdieu (1977), and De Certeau (1984), Pennycook describes practices as “bundles of activities that are organized into a coherent ways of doing things” -- for example, a cluster of banking practices could include going to the bank, standing in line, filling out a deposit slip, as well as the processes...more
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