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J.M.E. (Jan) Blommaert


Hoogleraar

Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Culture Studies

 

Expertise

I am active in a number of fields - linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and literacy research - and concerned with issues of language, culture and globalization, especially (a) the emergence of 'superdiverse' environments and (b) issues of social and cultural inequality that accompany these globalization processes. I investigate superdiversity in both online and offline contexts. As for the latter, my work has addressed issues and phenomena in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Babylon, INCOLAS and Max Planck

I am the director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Multicultural Societies, and in that capacity also the coordinator of an International Consortium on Language and Superdiversity (INCOLAS), involving colleagues from the UK, Denmark, Finland, China, Australia and the US. INCOLAS is the core of a Max Planck Sociolinguistic Diversity Research Group, attached tp the MP Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (director Steve Vertovec).

Babylon publishes a working papers series called Tilburg Papers in Culture Studies, Find us on Facebook under 'Tilburg papers in Culture Studies'.


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Publications

Most recent publications

  • Blommaert, J.M.E. (2014, April 08). Sociolinguistics. In Constan Leung & Brian V. Street (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to English Studies (pp. 131-145). London: Routledge.
  • Maly, I.E.L., Blommaert, J.M.E., & Yakoub, J.B. (2014). Superdiversiteit en democratie. Berchem: Epo Uitgeverij.
  • Velghe, F., & Blommaert, J.M.E. (2014). The ecology of mobile phone use in Wesbank, South Africa. In D. Little, C. Leung, & P. van Avermaet (Eds.), Managing diversity in education: Languages, policies, pedagogies (pp. 273-290). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Wang, X., Spotti, M., Juffermans, K., Cornips, L., Kroon, S., & Blommaert, J.M.E. (2013). Globalization in the margins. Tilburg Papers in Culture Studies 73. Tilburg: Babylon.
  • Blommaert, J.M.E. (2013). Semiotic and spatial scope: Towards a materialist semiotics. In N. Pachler & M. Böck (Eds.), Multimodality and social semiosis: Communciation, meaning-making, and learning in the work of Gunther Kress (pp. 29-38). Oxford/New York: Routledge.

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Publications

Most recent publications

  • Blommaert, J.M.E. (2014, April 08). Sociolinguistics. In Constan Leung & Brian V. Street (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to English Studies (pp. 131-145). London: Routledge.
  • Maly, I.E.L., Blommaert, J.M.E., & Yakoub, J.B. (2014). Superdiversiteit en democratie. Berchem: Epo Uitgeverij.
  • Velghe, F., & Blommaert, J.M.E. (2014). The ecology of mobile phone use in Wesbank, South Africa. In D. Little, C. Leung, & P. van Avermaet (Eds.), Managing diversity in education: Languages, policies, pedagogies (pp. 273-290). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Wang, X., Spotti, M., Juffermans, K., Cornips, L., Kroon, S., & Blommaert, J.M.E. (2013). Globalization in the margins. Tilburg Papers in Culture Studies 73. Tilburg: Babylon.
  • Blommaert, J.M.E. (2013). Semiotic and spatial scope: Towards a materialist semiotics. In N. Pachler & M. Böck (Eds.), Multimodality and social semiosis: Communciation, meaning-making, and learning in the work of Gunther Kress (pp. 29-38). Oxford/New York: Routledge.

Click here for the extended list of publications

 

Teaching

I teach an undergraduate course on Intercultural Communication, and courses in the MA and Research Masters programs on topics related to language and globalization.


J.M.E. (Jan) Blommaert teaches the following subjects:

Other activities

Editorial:
  • Series Co-Editor (with B. Rampton, A. De Fina en M. Jacquemet), book series Encounters, Bristol: Multilingual matters
  • Member Editorial Board, Journal of Pragmatics
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Multilingua
  • Member Editorial Board, Intercultural Pragmatics
  • Member Editorial Board, Language in Society
  • Member Editorial Board, Applied Linguistics
  • Member International Editorial Board Ethnography
  • Member Advisory Board Discourse & Society
  • Member Advisory Board, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology
  • Member International Advisory Board, Journal of African Cultural Studies
  • Member Advisory Board, Text and Talk

Contact details
Room D 208
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 3770
Secretary+31 13 466 2668
Email j.blommaert@tilburguniversity.edu

Hoogleraar
Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Culture Studies

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Last amended: 15 January 2014

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