[Air-L] Facebook and the construction of (migrants') identities

Galina Nikiporets-Takigawa gn254 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 5 07:05:27 PST 2014

Hi, Johnny,

With apologise for self-promotion and not being directly related (not 
about Facebook), but relevant - two chapters on digital communication in 
identities construction of post-soviet migrants in the UK:

(2013) ‘Digital debates on Soviet memory in the national identity 
construction of post-soviet migrants’, in Negotiating Linguistic, 
Cultural and Social Identities in the Post-Soviet World, Sarah Smith and 
Conny Opitz eds., Peter Lang, 163-182. ISBN 978-3-0343-0840-3 pb.

(2010) ‘Digital communication of the Russian-speaking community as a 
reflection of language contact and performance of identity’, in 
Instrumentarium of Linguistics. Sociolinguisitc Approaches to 
Non-Standard Russian, Arto Mustajoki et al. eds., Slavica Helsingiensia 
40, 369-380.

Both PDFs are available here 



On 2014-02-05 13:01, Unger, Johann wrote:
> Meanwhile, I'm trying to finish my email! Apologies for the earlier,
> unfinished draft. Here's what I meant to write:
> Dear AOIR-ers,
> A PhD student in my department is currently trying to finish his
> thesis on migrants' use if Facebook, with a particular focus on how
> they construct their identities. If you know of any interesting work
> in this area, I'd be grateful of you could let me know either off-list
> or on. We'll collate any responses and circulate in due course.
> Many thanks,
> Johnny
> Dr J W Unger
> Lecturer and Academic Director of Summer Programmes
> Department of Linguistics and English Language
> Lancaster University
> LA1 4YL
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Dr Galina Nikiporets-Takigawa
Department of Slavonic Studies
University of Cambridge
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