Language, culture and social connectedness

Edited book

Dashwood, Ann and Son, Jeong-Bae (ed.) 2011. Language, culture and social connectedness. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Book Title

Language, culture and social connectedness

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID1417
EditorsDashwood, Ann and Son, Jeong-Bae
Number of Pages153
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This book explores some of the intricate relationships between language, culture and social connectedness in our diverse local and transnational communities. In a period of challenge in our history, there are tensions that connect and others that tend to disconnect endeavours across the social landscape. Connectedness includes relationships both
formal and informal and the benefits those relationships bring to the individual as well as to society. Social connectedness describes the level of engagement and trust an individual has with others in their community and the roles they take on, their friendships and participation in different activities. People who feel socially connected also contribute towards building communities and society. They help to create 'social capital' as networks that promote effective social functions.

Keywordssociety; multicultural; community; language; education; linguistics; internet; distance education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390401. Comparative and cross-cultural education
470210. Globalisation and culture
470411. Sociolinguistics
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
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