Performativity and language studies

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Show simple item record Pennycook, AD 2009-12-21T02:39:54Z 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2004, 1 (1), pp. 1 - 19
dc.identifier.issn 1542-7587
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Drawing analogies with the crisis in understandings of culture that led to the development of cultural studies, I suggest in this article that a similar crisis in the understanding of language may give an important impetus to the development of language studies. Arguing for the need to rethink the notion of language as commonly formulated in linguistics and applied linguistics, I take up the notion of performativity as a way of thinking about language use and identity that avoids foundationalist categories, suggesting that identities are formed in the linguistic performance rather than pregiven. Such a view of language identity also helps us to see how subjectivities are called into being and sedimented over time through regulated language acts. This further provides the ground for considering languages themselves from an anti-foundationalist perspective, whereby language use is an act of identity that calls that language into being. And performativity, particularly in its relationship to notions of performance, opens up ways to understand how languages, identities and futures are refashioned.
dc.publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc
dc.title Performativity and language studies
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Critical Inquiry in Language Studies
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation New Jersey, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 19 en_US FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2003 Language Studies
dc.personcode 990354
dc.percentage 100 en_US Language Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
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
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
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