Language, localization, and the real: Hip-hop and the global spread of authenticity

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Show simple item record Pennycook, AD 2009-08-20T13:02:13Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2007, 6 (2), pp. 101 - 116
dc.identifier.issn 1534-8458
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article addresses the relationship between the call for authenticity, its relocalization in other contexts, and the use of English. Hip-hop forces us to confront some of the conflictual discourses of authenticity and locality, from those that insist that African American hip-hop is the only real variety and that all other forms are inauthentic deviations, to those that insist that to be authentic one needs to stick to one's "own" cultural and linguistic traditions. The global spread of hip-hop authenticity provides an example of the tension between a cultural dictate to keep it real and the processes that make this dependent on local contexts, languages, cultures, and understandings of the real. Looking at various contexts of localization, this article suggests that the horizons of significance that constitute what counts as locally real open up useful perspectives on the local and global use of languages. The multiple realities of global hip-hop challenge ortholinguistic practices and ideologies, relocating language in new ways that both reflect and produce local language practices.
dc.publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
dc.title Language, localization, and the real: Hip-hop and the global spread of authenticity
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Language, Identity, and Education
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Mahwah, NJ, USA en_US
dc.publocation University of Salford, UK
dc.identifier.startpage 101 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 116 en_US FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment
dc.for 2004 Linguistics
dc.personcode 990354
dc.percentage 100 en_US Linguistics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US 2002-04-11
dc.location.activity Salford, UK
dc.description.keywords artificial neural network, log-linear regression, property price forecating
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change

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