Joan Pujolar

Joan Pujolar
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | UOC · Arts and Humanities Studies

Llicenciat en Filologia anglogermànica, Llicenciat en Filologia catalana (UAB), MA Language Studies i PhD Social Sciences (Lancaster)

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Introduction
I am a sociolinguist currently working on language and subjectivity. I practice ethnography and I am trying to develop participative and transformatory procedures.

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Publications (41)
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In this Forum Discussion paper, we put forward the concept of ‘speakerness’ and discuss how this notion can be of relevance to the professions associated with language teaching and learning. By ‘speakerness’ we understand the processes through which social actors get defined by their language practices. We connect this concept with the ongoing deba...
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Previous studies of linguistic mudes in minority language contexts, this is, biographical junctures where speakers enact changes in their linguistic repertoire, have contributed to our understanding of how linguistic codes are appropriated across the lifespan using a largely temporal frame of reference. However, our research in Catalan contexts als...
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en This text provides a review of the earlier and more influential works of Valencian sociolinguists Lluís Vicent Aracil and Rafael Lluís Ninyoles, which had a significant impact in the field from the 1960s to the 1980s, particularly in a number of European minoritized language communities and Latin America. I provide a summary account of their mai...
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The concept of muda has recently been used to name the specific biographical junctures where individuals enact significant changes in their linguistic repertoire. Given that the use of different linguistic varieties constitutes a resource to construct social categories and to evaluate an actor’s claims to specific social identities, those who chang...
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This chapter examines the emergence of the category of “new speakers” in different contexts, as well as scholarly debate about the phenomenon. It focuses particularly on the processes involved in becoming a new speaker of a minority language. The term is used to refer to individuals who acquire a minority language outside of the home and come to th...
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This chapter examines the emergence of the category of “new speakers” in different contexts, as well as scholarly debate about the phenomenon. It focuses particularly on the processes involved in becoming a new speaker of a minority language. The term is used to refer to individuals who acquire a minority language outside of the home and come to th...
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Invited Panel - Sociolinguistics of Globalization Conference, University of Hong Kong, 3-6 June 2015
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New speakers of Catalan have come to represent, from a demolinguistic perspective, a substantial part of the community of speakers. Of those who presently speak Catalan as an "habitual language", 41.6 percent are native speakers of Spanish. In this article, we shall follow up the various ways in which native Castilian speakers incorporate Catalan i...
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In this special issue we examine and reflect upon the emergence of “new speak ers” in the context of some of Europe’s minority languages. The “new speaker” label is used here to describe individuals with little or no home or community exposure to a minority language but who instead acquire it through immersion or bilingual educational programs, rev...
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Drawing on fieldwork conducted between 2002 and 2012 in Switzerland, Catalonia and different zones of francophone Canada in sites related to heritage and cultural tourism, we argue that tourism, especially in multilingual peripheries, is a key site for a sociolinguistic exploration of the political economy of globalization. We link shifts in the ro...
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Catalan speakers have traditionally constructed the Catalan language as the main emblem of their identity even as migration filled the country with substantial numbers of speakers of Castilian. Although Catalan speakers have been bilingual in Catalan and Castilian for generations, sociolinguistic research has shown how speakers' bilingual practices...
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Within the field of applied linguistics the concept of nativeness has over the recent decades come to be recognised as problematic. The problematization of the native speaker concept has, however, been more recent in other areas of language analysis including the field of minority language research and language revitalization, the sub-field on whic...
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Research into language, culture and identity in the global age requires an interdisciplinary approach in order to understand the phenomena of identification in the contemporary world. This article provides critical analysis of the discourses on language and identity in modernity, based on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, and explores the new theoretica...
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Most analyses of the sociolinguistic aspects of immigration focus on contexts where a single language is official and widely used. In bilingual Catalonia, newly arriving immigrants find themselves in a situation where the administration seeks to treat Catalan as a fully functional public language while large sectors of the local population still tr...
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The field of tourism, particularly in linguistic minority contexts, shows how texts are situated within struggles over the legitimization of symbolic and material resources. In order to understand this field, we distance ourselves from some of the prevailing assumptions in discourse analysis, which presents texts and contexts as separate entities f...
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Aquest volum pretén contribuir a la nodrida tradició d'estudis i reflexió sobre joves i llengua en la sociolingüística catalana. Ha vingut parcialment motivat pel fet que, dins el Pla d'acció 2005-2006 de la Secretaria de Política Lingüística, hi havia com a objectiu prioritari el foment de l'ús del català entre els joves, que incloïa, entre altres...
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Languages have always played a central role in the construction of modern national identities through the one language / one culture / one nation paradigm. Nation-states have always felt the need to create and protect a national speech community as a social base and to ensure that the national language effectively constituted and occupied the publi...
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This book's manifest aim is “to bring to the non-specialized reader a substantial selection that reflects the … regional and disciplinary variations in views toward and experiences with ethnicity” (3). To be more precise, the book is about issues of ethnicity and language, as the title correctly suggests. It will certainly be of interest to nonspec...
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In this article I argue that we need to treat what I call the “local fields of participation” in a methodologically systematic manner. These fields are the relatively stable domains of social participation if everyday life: family, school, clique, workplace and so on. The research on language and gender constitutes a good example of the need to bui...
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Open access link: http://openaccess.uoc.edu/webapps/o2/handle/10609/119766 Based on an ethnographic study carried out in Spain, this text proposes a new way of analyzing the relation between language use and gender identity. The theoretical and methodological discussion is also directly relevant to many researchers dealing with the study of langua...
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La tria de llengua en el parlar està considerat com un dels aspectes clau dins el procés que anomenem de "normalització lingüistica" del catala. És un tema que preocupa de forma marcada a un conjunt prou ampli de gent, des de sociolingüistes i planificadors, fins a activistes de grups nacionalistes diversos, col.lectius de caire cultural i recreati...
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This special issue of Noves-sl makes a further contribution to the well stoked tradition of studies and reflections on youth and language in Catalan Sociolinguistics. This has been partially motivated by the fact that one of the priority objectives of the 2005-2006 Action Plan of the Secretariat of Linguistic Policy was the promotion of the use of...

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