Series Editors:
Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Ana Deumert (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Zane Goebel (University of Queensland, Australia)
Anna De Fina (Georgetown University, USA)

The Encounters series sets out to explore diversity in language from a theoretical and an applied perspective. So the focus is both on the linguistic encounters, inequalities and struggles that characterise post-modern societies and on the development, within sociocultural linguistics, of theoretical instruments to explain them. The series welcomes work dealing with such topics as heterogeneity, mixing, creolization, bricolage, cross-over phenomena, polylingual and polycultural practices. Another high-priority area of study is the investigation of processes through which linguistic resources are negotiated, appropriated and controlled, and the mechanisms leading to the creation and maintenance of sociocultural differences. The series welcomes ethnographically oriented work in which contexts of communication are investigated rather than assumed, as well as research that shows a clear commitment to close analysis of local meaning making processes and the semiotic organisation of texts.

All books in this series are externally peer-reviewed.

Proposals for the series are welcome and should be submitted to  Anna Roderick. Please read our notes about how to submit a book proposal.

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Jacket Image For: Exploring (Im)mobilities

Exploring (Im)mobilities

Language Practices, Discourses and Imaginaries

Jacket Image For: Transcultural Voices

Transcultural Voices

Narrating Hip Hop Culture in Complex Delhi

Jacket Image For: Unpacking Discourses on Chineseness

Unpacking Discourses on Chineseness

The Cultural Politics of Language and Identity in Globalizing China

Jacket Image For: Chronotopic Identity Work

Chronotopic Identity Work

Sociolinguistic Analyses of Cultural and Linguistic Phenomena in Time and Space

Jacket Image For: The Discursive Ecology of Homophobia

The Discursive Ecology of Homophobia

Unraveling Anti-LGBTQ Speech on the European Far Right

Jacket Image For: Gender, Neoliberalism and Distinction through Linguistic Capital

Gender, Neoliberalism and Distinction through Linguistic Capital

Taiwanese Narratives of Struggle and Strategy

Jacket Image For: Aspiring to be Global

Aspiring to be Global

Language and Social Change in a Tourism Village in China

Jacket Image For: Making Signs, Translanguaging Ethnographies

Making Signs, Translanguaging Ethnographies

Exploring Urban, Rural and Educational Spaces

Jacket Image For: The Multilingual Citizen

The Multilingual Citizen

Towards a Politics of Language for Agency and Change

Jacket Image For: Dialogues with Ethnography

Dialogues with Ethnography

Notes on Classics, and How I Read Them

Jacket Image For: Becoming Diasporically Moroccan

Becoming Diasporically Moroccan

Linguistic and Embodied Practices for Negotiating Belonging