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Language, Vernacular Discourse and Nationalisms


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PART I: SETTING THE SCENE.- Chapter 1: Introduction: Theories, Concepts, Debates.- Chapter 2: Emergent Political Languages, Nation-building, Social Cohesion.- PART II: LANGUAGE, VERNACULAR DISCOURSES, NARROW NATIONALISMS.- Chapter 3: Language Policy, Vernacular Discourse, Empire Building.- Chapter 4: Language, Mobility, People.- PART III: CITIZENSHIP, INDIGENEITY, ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT.- Chapter 5: Chimurengas, Indigenisation, Black Economic Empowerment.- Chapter 6: Alternative Language of Development and Economic Empowerment.- PART IV: MIGRATION, BORDERS, EXCLUSION.- Chapter 7: Migration, Integration Discourse, Exclusion.- Chapter 8: Australia's Operation Sovereign Borders: A World without Others?.- PART V: CONCLUSION.- Chapter 9: Conclusion -Transnationalism or Resurgent Narrow Nationalisms?.

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Finex Ndhlovu is Associate Professor of Language in Society at the University of New England, Australia, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA, and Visiting Research Professor, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa. His research interests sit at the cutting edge of sociolinguistics of migration and socio-cultural theories around language, identity and sociality in relation to transnational African diasporas; language and development; language and discourses of everyday exclusion. Most recent major publications include Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia (2014); Hegemony and Language Policies in Southern Africa (2015); and Language, Migration, Diaspora: Challenging the Big Battalions of Groupism (2017).

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