Vernacular mobility: discursive dimensions of travel and migration in, from, and to Java in three eras
01 / 2005 - 12 / 2007
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)
In contemporary Indonesia, which nolens volens has Java and 80million Javanese speakers at its heart, ethnicity and language andtheir relations to place are changing rapidly, owing in part to theunprecedented speed and volume of traffic of people, and of theirdiscourse. Java today is a time/zone of dynamic and intensive contactacross languages and ethnicities. "Vernacular mobility" is atransdisciplinary, international research project set up to explorethe movement of people and representations to Java, in Java, and fromJava. It focuses on the discursive features ? language and textincluded ? of this travel, migration, and circulation.