Supervernaculars and their dialects

@inproceedings{Blommaert2011SupervernacularsAT,
  title={Supervernaculars and their dialects},
  author={Jan Blommaert},
  year={2011}
}
  • Jan Blommaert
  • Published 2011
This paper introduces the term ‘supervernacular’ as a descriptor for new forms of semiotic codes emerging in the context of technology-driven globalization processes. Supervernaculars are widespread codes used in communities that do not correspond to ‘traditional’ sociolinguistic speech communities, but as deterritorialized and transidiomatic communites that, nonetheless, appear to create a solid and normative sociolinguistic system. Such systems – we illustrate them by referring to mobile… CONTINUE READING

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