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Introduction

  • Jaine BeswickEmail author
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Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

Abstract

In this chapter, Beswick outlines the rationale for this book on migration to the island of Jersey. She offers a clear justification for the interplay between historical and contemporary migratory movement and summarises the multidisciplinary conceptual framework, which juxtaposes tenets such as identity, ideology, attitude, belonging and language use with those of space and place, borders and boundaries, and island theory. By doing so, she highlights relevant previous academic scholarship on migration and transnational movement. The methodological considerations offer a succinct yet detailed explanation of how Beswick’s empirical fieldwork relevant to this book was carried out and she contextualises the small island setting of Jersey through a discussion of its geographical setting, political and legislative status. In the final part of this chapter, Beswick offers a useful chapter-by-chapter breakdown of the present book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Modern Languages and LinguisticsUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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