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Register and artefact: Enregistering authenticity in an engagement with Ovdalsk descriptivist texts
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Centre for Research on Bilingualism.
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2015 (English)In: Language & Communication, ISSN 0271-5309, E-ISSN 1873-3395, Vol. 45, 12-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with the symbolic and material formation of an authenticated register of Ovdalsk - a Scandinavian local language - unfolding in a situated engagement with grammatical artefacts. Seeking to refine the often underspecified category of the indexically 'pre-shift,' traditional,' 'old' or, in some other way, temporally authenticated register, it intercalates an analysis of linguistic exchanges with histories of production of authoritative discourse. Through a stepwise analysis of the production of metapragmatic discourse, it explores the indexically presupposing and entailing relationship between artefactual objectivation and novel registers of language. Thus examining the enregistering interpretation of genred regimentations of language-as-form, it argues that such focus is apt for creating a reflexive and less essentializing understanding of linguistic authenticity.

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2015. Vol. 45, 12-26 p.
Keyword [en]
Authenticity, Indexicality, Enregisterment, Metapragmatics, Descriptivism, Engagement
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Media and Communications Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124777DOI: 10.1016/j.langcom.2015.08.002ISI: 000366077000002OAI: diva2:891070
Available from: 2016-01-05 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2016-01-05Bibliographically approved

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