Sounding Places
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Sounding Places

More-Than-Representational Geographies of Sound and Music

Edited by Karolina Doughty, Michelle Duffy and Theresa Harada

This edited collection examines the more-than-representational registers of sound. It asks how sound comes to be a meaningful ingredient in the microgeographies of place-making through the workings of affect, emotion, and atmosphere, how sound contributes to shaping a variety of embodied and spatially situated experiences, and how such aspects can be harnessed methodologically. These topics contribute to broader debates on the relations between representation and the non- or more-than-representational that are taking place across the social sciences and humanities in the wake of the cultural turn. More specifically, the book contributes to the fertile theoretical intersections of sound, affect, emotion, and atmosphere.
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Chapter 11: Encountering everyday linguistic diversity in public space in Antwerp

Nesrin El Ayadi


Language and linguistic diversity are important urban sounds that have great meaning to individuals. Individuals do not only maintain ideas about what languages to expect where, but languages are also felt through the body as everyday encounters with specific languages might spark different emotions – e.g. fear, excitement, anger, nostalgia. It is through the study of these everyday encounters with languages that we learn how individuals uphold ideas about places and languages, as well as about how we construct and renegotiate our own identities in those places – individuals have different linguistic skills and may consciously play with them in order to be included or excluded from the places they are in. The experience of migration, and mobility through different cities more broadly, I argue, is first and foremost a linguistic experience. It allows us to open up new ways of thinking about certain places, but also new ways of reassessing our own identity and linguistic skills.

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