The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism

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Marilyn Martin-Jones, Adrian Blackledge, Angela Creese
Routledge, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 562 pages
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The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context. The handbook includes an introduction and five sections with thirty two chapters by leading international contributors.

The introduction charts the changing landscape of social and ethnographic research on multilingualism (theory, methods and research sites) and it foregrounds key contemporary debates. Chapters are structured around sub-headings such as: early developments, key issues related to theory and method, new research directions.

This handbook offers an authoritative guide to shifts over time in thinking about multilingualism as well as providing an overview of the range of contemporary themes, debates and research sites. The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism is the ideal resource for postgraduate students of multilingualism, as well as those studying education and anthropology.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Discourses about multilingualism across political and historical contexts
27
Part II Multilingualism and education
144
Part III Multilingualism in other institutional sites
265
Part IV Multilingualism in social and cultural change
366
Part V Situated practices lived realities
436
Index
552
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About the author (2012)

Marilyn Martin-Jones is an Emeritus Professor based in the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, University of Birmingham, UK. She is the series editor of the Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism series.

Adrian Blackledge is Professor of Bilingualism, and Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of several books including Multilingualism, A Critical Perspective (2010) with Angela Creese.

Angela Creese is Professor of Educational Linguistics at the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, University of Birmingham, UK. She is author of a number of books and articles on multilingualism and linguistically diverse classrooms including Multilingualism, A Critical Perspective (2010) with Adrian Blackledge.

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