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Language testing and citizenship: A language ideological debate in Sweden
This article explores a public debate that took place in Sweden in 2002 in relation to the Swedish Liberal Party's proposal to introduce a language test for naturalization. On the basis of textualExpand
Debating Swedish : Language Politics and Ideology in Contemporary Sweden
This thesis is concerned with three language debates that reached their most crucial peaks in Sweden at the beginning of the twenty-first century: (i) the debate on the promotion of the Swedish lanExpand
What's in a name? Language ideology and social differentiation in a Swedish print-mediated debate1
This paper investigates a recent print-mediated discussion about linguistic phenomena that are perceived by many commentators to be ‘deviant’ from ‘standard Swedish.’ The aim of the paper is toExpand
The performativity of the body: Turbulent spaces in Greece
This article explores the “performativity of the body” (Butler, 2011) using ‘anarchic’ and ‘anti-authoritarian’ protests in Greece as empirical starting points. We analyze the ways in which bodiesExpand
Who's Afraid of Rinkeby Swedish? Stylization, Complicity, Resistance
Over the last 30 years, linguistic practices of young people in highly dense urban environments in Sweden (also called Rinkeby Swedish) have become something of a Foucauldian conundrum: a phenomenonExpand
Are ‘queers’ really ‘queer’? Language, identity and same-sex desire in a South African online community
This study investigates meetmarket, a South African online community for men who are looking for other men. Utilising a quantitative approach to queer linguistics, the article presents a textualExpand
Sexed signs – queering the scenery
Abstract The main argument of this article is that Linguistic Landscape (LL) scholarship has largely ignored – erased even – gender and sexuality, two important axes of power along which publicExpand
Sexual cityzenship: discourses, spaces and bodies at Joburg Pride 2012
This article explores an incident that took place in the context of Joburg Pride 2012, where the activist group One in Nine Campaign attempted to temporarily stop the Pride parade through means of aExpand
Voices of endangerment: : A language ideological debate on the Swedish language
This thesis is concerned with three language debates that reached their most crucial peaks in Sweden at the beginning of the twenty-first century: (i) the debate on the promotion of the SwedishExpand
Language and citizenship: Broadening the agenda
The main argument advanced in this article that frames this special issue is that citizenship is not just a highly polysemic word employed by the media and other political institutions; it is also aExpand
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