- Language on the edge of the global: communicative competence, agency, and the complexity of the local
- Language & Communication
- Volume | Issue number
- 33 | 4, Part A
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
Globalization has added complexity to the notion of communicative competence. Although globalization has now become a central focus in sociolinguistics, speech communities continue to be treated as homogeneous entities in which language shifts affect everyone in similar fashion, and smaller speech communities as particularly vulnerable to language shift. In Tonga (Pacific Islands), however, alternative uses of English and Tongan are the object of intersubjective negotiations, in which ideologies of entitlement figure centrally. Rethinking communicative competence in the global age demands an engagement with the way in which old and new forms of power and inequality shape it at the convergence of global and local dynamics.
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