Singular and Plural develops a framework for analyzing ideologies of linguistic authority and illuminates the institutional and interpersonal politics of language in Catalonia. Drawing on ethnographic research across thirty years of political autonomy, Kathryn Woolard shows new relationships of Catalan language, identity, and politics.
Yale University Library
Princeton University Library
Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Terminology and Transcription Conventions; List of Figures and Table; 1 Introduction; PART I Theoretical and Empirical Overview; 2 Ideologies of Linguistic Authority: Authenticity, Anonymity, and; Naturalism; 3 Reframing Linguistic Authority in Spain and Catalonia; PART II Shifting Discourses of Language in Catalan Politics and Media; 4 Deeds Not Words: An Immigrant President and the; Politics of Linguistic Parody; 5 Linguistic Cosmopolitanism in the Celebration of Locality; 6 Singular and Universal: Branding Catalan Culture in; the Global Market; PART III Changing Discourses of Language in Personal Life; 7 Back to the future: High School Revisited; 8 Is the Personal Political? Linguistic Itineraries Across Time; 9 Conclusion; Epilogue; References Cited