Analysis Of Citizenship Language And Diversity Blommaert

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This article, Citizenship, Language, and Superdiversity: Towards Complexity written by Jan Blommaert, discusses the key ideas of the different forms of language, citizenship, and diversity that occur in today’s society. Blommaert discusses how the language we use is reliant on the environment that we are in, in that moment, as well as the people we are interacting with. Blommaert also talks about how, in this time when immigration is at a high, citizenship is becoming harder to define due to various cultures integrating. Meaning that we no longer just have dominant cultures, we also have subcultures. These changes in diversity led to something known as “superdiversity”, which not only refers to polycentric social environments, but also polycentric social systems.

It is clear that in this article the author, Blommaert, understands that culture, and intercultural communication, is no longer just about culture and communication between different religions, and/or races. It is now about the communication and culture between different genders, ages, social classes, professions, workplace, religion, consumption, hobby, media, etc. Blommaert understands that individuals now need to be able to read different social situations and adapt to fit in, or else be deemed “socially awkward”. The author also understands that knowing the
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Heugh also talks about how with an increased rate of diversity and migration can cause national and ethnic identities to dwindle and make way for multiple, changing, and more individual identities. This is especially obvious when you look at it from the point of view of refugees and asylum seekers who have been thrown into these new social, linguistic, and economic situations that they have to adapt to so that they can successfully interact socially with

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